I've just read Brian Knight's articles on setting up A/A Clustering and I'm slightly confused about the naming of instances.
As I understand it, in an A/A configuration SQL Server will be running on both nodes (A and B).
On Node A, I would create a new virtual server (VirtA) with a default instance.
On Node B, I would create another virtual server (VirtB). However this requires a named instance. Why can't this new virtual server have a default instance as the connection from the client will use the Virtual Server name, i.e. Client connects using VirtA or VirtB. From what I've read the Client would need to connect using VirtA or VirtB\InstanceName.
many thanks, Justin