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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability by Hemantgiri S. Goswami

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Installation prerequisites for SQL Server 2008 R2

Let's drive through the installation prerequisites for SQL Server 2008 R2 clustering on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. We will cover the following prerequisites:

  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Operating system
  • Server role and feature
  • IP addresses
  • Network name
  • Shared disks
  • Security

Hardware requirements

The following are the hardware requirements:

  • Intel Xeon Quad Core 3430 2.4GHz CPU
  • 4 GB ECC RDIMM DDR3 RAM @ 1333, 8 MB Shared L3 Cache
  • Intel S3420GPLC Server Board, 500 GB SATA HDD

Note

We should use Microsoft Certified hardware. We can find the list of all tested products at http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/ and a KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309395.

Software requirements

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