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Creating a 2 Node SQL Server 2008 Virtual Cluster Part 1


Creating a 2 Node SQL Server 2008 Virtual Cluster Part 1

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Perry Whittle
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Comments posted to this topic are about the item Creating a 2 Node SQL Server 2008 Virtual Cluster Part 1

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Thanks Perry, I am going to try this one. I also have your PDF document which you had shared with me before.

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Hi Mohammed

no problem, if you hit any problems feel free to post back here and ask (or create a new thread in the forum).
This is actually a 3 part guide, i'll have to contact Steve Jones and ask him to edit that for me
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Ive just started writing an article exactly on this very same subject! You seem to have beat me to it. Good work.

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Great Article Perry,

Is it possible to achieve the same result using ORacle VM VirtuaBox instead of VM ware?

Thanks,

Gary
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Wow... popular topic... I had actually just written similar procedures to test and then publish Smile

Yes you can do similar using HyperV, VirtualBox and VMWare ESX and Workstation.
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parts 2 and 3 follow shortly ;-)

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Good work, Perry:-)
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gary.strange-sqlconsumer (7/11/2011)
Great Article Perry,

Is it possible to achieve the same result using ORacle VM VirtuaBox instead of VM ware?

Thanks,

Gary

Never used Oracle virtual box so i wouldnt know unfortunately. I do have an ESX4i system running a 2 node windows 2008 cluster, a 2 node windows 2003 cluster and a 2 node Veritas Cluster Services cluster. ESX offers better manageability and performance than VMWare server 2.0, but then there is a vast difference between the platforms. You could use Hyper-V but i personally prefer VMWare

Parts 2 and 3 get down to the nitty gritty.
Part 2 covers creating the VMs and attaching the LUNs over iSCSI to the new Windows 2008 VMs with a nice little section on manually partition aligning a new drive
Part 3 covers creating the cluster and installing SQL Server

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Simply brilliant!
Thank you for sharing such a great article.
Looking forward to the other parts.

Best regards,

Best regards,

Andre Guerreiro Neto

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