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

    811272 How to Perform a Rolling Upgrade of Windows Server 2003 Server

    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

    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

    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 Bryant, Mar 30, 2005
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