Two Different Operating Systems

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Kenneth Bryant, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Is it possible to run two different windows operating systems on a cluster
    server? For example you have the Constellation cluster, node A runs Windows
    2000, node B runs Server 2003.
     
    Kenneth Bryant, Mar 30, 2005
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  2. Hi Kenneth,

    We only support mixed mode operating system enviornments during a rolling
    upgrade scenario and not for a long extended amount of time like months or
    years.

    811272 How to Perform a Rolling Upgrade of Windows Server 2003 Server
    Clusters
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=811272

    Simply because for Cluster Services to be highly available and supported,
    we require all firware, drivers and components be the identical as
    mentioned in the article below:

    828262 How to locate qualified cluster solutions for Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828262

    But we allow a very small amount of deviation in Windows Server 2003
    mentioned in the article below:

    814607 Microsoft support for server clusters with 3rd party system
    components
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=814607

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    Hope this helps,
    Mike Rosado
    Windows 2000 MCSE + MCDBA
    Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support
    Windows NT/2000/2003 Cluster Technologies

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    Mike Rosado [MSFT], Mar 30, 2005
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  3. Thanks Mike. I appreciate the help.

    Kenneth
     
    Kenneth Bryant, Mar 30, 2005
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