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The addition of a 64-bit node to a 32-bit cluster is not supported


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Symptoms

When you try to add a 64-bit node to a 32-bit cluster, or add a 32-bit node to a 64-bit cluster, the add process fails during the second analyze phase, and the following error message is generated:
Computer:servercluster.corporation.com
Major Task ID:{EBC8AEFF-10C3-4D5B-AC17-FC0F4C3871B7}
Minor Task ID:{2B3F3240-58AE-4F23-A4F8-70E620DABA7C}
Progress (min, max, current):0, 1, 1

Description: Comparing processor architecture between the cluster and the nodes being
added...

Status:0x8007170a
This computer cannot be made a member of a cluster.
-and-
Computer:servercluster.corporation.com
Major Task ID:{2B3F3240-58AE-4F23-A4F8-70E620DABA7C}
Minor Task ID:{804DCF41-4734-4E84-8CF0-B7C3E4B8E2D6}
Progress (min, max, current):0, 1, 1

Description:
The node "64-bitnode.corporation.com" does not have the same processor
architecture as the other nodes in the cluster and cannot be added to the
cluster.

Status:0x8007170a
This computer cannot be made a member of a cluster.

Additional Information:
A cluster can only be created using nodes that have the same processor architecture. Your cluster has a "Intel x86" processor and the node you attempted to add has a "Intel Itanium" processor. Remove "64-bitnode.corporation.com" from the nodes list and try again.

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Cause

This behavior can occur because mixed-processor clusters are not supported for server clusters. Cluster resources are either 32-bit or 64-bit, and 32-bit resources are not supported on 64-bit cluster nodes.

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Status

This behavior is by design.

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More information

For additional information about a related issue, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
312090 Cannot Use 32-Bit Resources on a 64-Bit Server Cluster

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Keywords: KB312387, kbprb, kbnetwork, kbenv

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Article Info
Article ID : 312387
Revision : 11
Created on : 3/1/2007
Published on : 3/1/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 148