SQL DB on Windows cluster

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by DD, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. DD

    DD Guest

    we would like tO setup the SQL DB using windows cluster, is it a must to have
    external storage ?

    the 2 server have Raid 5 configure.
    DD, Jan 28, 2010
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  2. DD

    RCan Guest

    RCan, Jan 28, 2010
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  3. DD

    RCan Guest

    Thats absolutely correct for multisite cluster implementations but a
    "classic" single site cluster requires still shared storage.

    Sorry but I'm not 100% sure here that datakeeper is the ONLY 1 supported
    solution for multisite clustering/SAN replications. There are some vendors
    which are offering great products... But yes, steeleye is doing here also an
    great job here.... :)

    Regards
    Ramazan

    "daveberm" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Jan 28, 4:21 am, DD <> wrote:
    >> we would like tO setup the SQL DB using windows cluster, is it a must to
    >> have
    >> external storage ?
    >>
    >> the 2 server have Raid 5 configure.

    >
    > No, shared storage is not required. SQL Server multi-site clusters
    > rely on 3rd party replication technology to do clustering without
    > shared storage.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/failover-clustering-multisite.aspx
    >
    > In your case, you would want to look at SteelEye DataKeeper Cluster
    > Edition, the only "Certified for Windows Server 2008" host based multi-
    > site cluster replication solution that integrates with failover
    > clustering. DataKeeper will allow you to use the existing storage
    > inside of your servers. There are other options, but they require the
    > purchase of additional storage arrays from EMC or HP along with their
    > replication software and cluster extensions.
    >
    > Here is a step-by-step article that describes the SQL Server
    > configuration using no external storage.
    >
    > http://clusteringformeremortals.com...e-cluster-on-windows-server-2008-r2-–-part-3/
    >
    > Hope that helps!
    >
    > Dave Bermingham
    > Director of Product Management
    > www.steeleye.com
    >
    >
    RCan, Jan 29, 2010
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