Can SQL Server 2012 be clustered in Azure

  • Schadenfreude-Mei

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    Re-posting as my original post was removed as spam????

    Hi there,

    Without pre-amble I have a 2-node, Windows 2016 failover cluster built in Azure. Its a POC so very basic (cluster name, ip and 1 S2D disk which I have also given a drive letter on each server F).

    To avoid pre-rule check of MSCS (which doesn't work in 2016) I opted to go with 'Advanced Cluster Preparation' (that all went fine).

    However, when I go to install the SQL cluster using 'Setup /SkipRules=Cluster_VerifyForErrors /Action=CompleteFailoverCluster', I get 'Rule "Cluster shared disk availability check" failed'.

    Windows 2012 doesn't support S2D and Azure doesn't support Cluster Shared Disk (they refer to it as Cluster Shared Volumes) and SQL 2012 it would seem doesn't like these either.

    I can’t find any document that says if it does or doesn't work and I am at a loss. You can take it as FACT that it has to be SQL 2012 (no movement there).

    My question: Is it even possible to build a SQL 2012 failover cluster in Azure?

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    Adam Zacks-------------------------------------------Be Nice, Or Leave

  • Site Owners

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    Thanks for posting your issue and hopefully someone will answer soon.

    This is an automated bump to increase visibility of your question.

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