5.3. Installing a clustered SQL Server instance

The process of installing a clustered SQL Server instance has changed since SQL Server 2005. There are now two installation options: Integrated and Advanced.

5.3.1. Integrated vs. advanced installation

An integrated installation creates a single-node failover cluster, from which additional nodes (nodes on which the instance can fail over to) are added via a separate installation. As shown in figure 5.7, the initial and subsequent node installations are started by choosing the New SQL Server Failover Cluster Installation and Add Node to a SQL Server Failover Cluster options on the Installation tab of the SQL Server Installation Center.

In contrast to the one-node-at-a-time approach of the integrated ...

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