3 Xserves and 1 switch networking trouble

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by bernisheart, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. bernisheart macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    Hi everybody!

    I had a Xserve and now I've bought two new ones. I want to setup a cluster with them, but the network isn't not working.
    I have an access point with an fixed IP address. What's the way to connect the machines?

    Nowadays I have the access point connected to the first port of the switch and all the xserves connected via ethernet (en0) to the switch too.

    The first server is working well (it was set up before with a fixed ip) but the two new one servers are not able to connect. Is it necessary to mount a DHCP server? The topology is right?

    Thank you.
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    What is it you really want to do? "cluster" is a technical term. Can you describe the problem you are trying to solve and why you want three xserves. The best thing here is to back up and look at the big picture.

    Yes you do have to assign each machine an IP address. I would NOT use DHCP to assign IPs to any kind of servers, not if you only have three of them.
  3. bernisheart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    Forget the cluster, my main problem is that the network isn't not working. The server with fixed IP is working but the network settings in the network diagnostics tool are bringing trouble.

    Maybe they aren't properly wired, but with all connected to the switch should work, isn't it?

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