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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability by Hemantgiri S. Goswami

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Installing a Single-instance Failover Cluster

In the earlier section of this chapter, we learned about the prerequisites for installing a failover cluster. Now that we are aware of them, let's get started by installing Single instance, that is, an Active/Passive cluster.

Note

Let me explain the most important aspect here. The term Active/Passive is used here because this configuration is a two-node and Single-instance Failover Cluster. We should actually practice calling it a Single-instance Failover Cluster instead of calling it an Active/Passive failover.

  1. Create and add disks that we will be using while we install the failover cluster. We have to launch an iSCSI Initiator tool from Start | Administrator Tool.
  2. We will see the screen shown in the ...

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