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SP upgrade for SQL 2005 active/passive cluster


SP upgrade for SQL 2005 active/passive cluster

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Can you share your experience for SP upgrade for SQL 2005 active/passive cluster.

I have read that for sql 2005 you do the upgrade to the active node first and when you failover to passive, it gets updated as well. Is this true, please advise.

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Not 100% sure about 2005 but I know that for 2008 you apply the update to the passive node, failover and then apply the update to the "new" passive node.
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SQLisAwE5OmE (2/4/2014)
Can you share your experience for SP upgrade for SQL 2005 active/passive cluster.

I have read that for sql 2005 you do the upgrade to the active node first and when you failover to passive, it gets updated as well. Is this true, please advise.

No you launch the SP installer and it will upgrade all nodes. It should be done within a maintenance window as an outage can be expected

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Does it mean we run SP installer from active node?
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Does it mean we run SP installer from active node?

Yes

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run the installer from a location that ALL the nodes can see.

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Please see if these steps are good to follow:

STEPS: (SP upgrade - 2005 Cluster)

1.) Move both instances on one node (if active/active)

2.) Run the patch files from active node

 Installer automatically upgrade passive node first and then active.

3.) After installation reboot the passive node.

4.) Once passive node came online than failover the instance on that node

5.) Reboot the other node.

6.) At the end failback the instances as per the previous set up
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The SP installer can update the clustered components on all nodes, plus the non-clustered components on the node on which it is run, all within a single run of the SP installer.

However, I do not think it updates the non-clustered components on nodes that it is not run on. You should therefore plan on running the SP installer on all the nodes that you have SQL Server installed on, to make sure that all non-clustered components are updated.

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In SQL 2005, SP is cluster-aware. Just run it on the active node and it patches all passive nodes of that instance.

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