Agenda Windows 2000 Clustering SQL Server 2000 Clustering Implementation Tips
Windows 2000 Clustering Shared disk approach Windows 2000 Advanced Server –Two nodes –Four nodes possible with Data Center Install using Cluster Service Manage using Cluster Administrator –Resources –Groups
SQL Server 2000 Clustering SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition Install using SQL Server Setup –Create virtual server –Single instance or multi-instance (not active-passive or active-active) Manage using Enterprise Manager
Implementation Tips Plan, plan, plan! Plan shared disk space –Nothing should go on the Quorum drive –Recommend RAID-1 for Quorum –Recommend RAID-10 (or at least RAID-5) for SQL database files –Recommend RAID-1 for SQL log files –Need at least 2+2+3=7 drives! Don’t skimp on hardware
Implementation Tips Plan, plan, plan! Plan network setup –Public network IP addresses for cluster nodes, the cluster itself, and each SQL Virtual Server –Private network for cluster nodes –WINS and DNS services running Create service accounts beforehand Don’t forget MSDTC setup
Implementation Tips Test, test, test! Cluster failover Hardware failures –Network cards and cables –Shared disk arrays and cables –Entire node shutdowns SQL Server and application failures
Agenda Windows 2000 Clustering SQL Server 2000 Clustering Implementation Tips But wait… what about Analysis Services, DTS, etc? –All possible, but another presentation…
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