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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a 2 node Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 failover cluster that hosts a SQL Server 2005 database.

    I want to apply Windows Updates to the servers but I am not sure if there are any special considerations when it comes to a failover cluster.

    Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,

    Adam

    Friday, March 19, 2010 9:18 PM

Answers

  • You can follow this procedure to install service pack or hotfix on cluster nodes:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174799

     


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, March 19, 2010 11:33 PM

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  • You can follow this procedure to install service pack or hotfix on cluster nodes:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174799

     


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, March 19, 2010 11:33 PM
  • You can follow this procedure to install service pack or hotfix on cluster nodes:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174799


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, March 19, 2010 11:33 PM
  • Thanks for the link, very helpful.

    Adam

    Saturday, March 20, 2010 8:59 PM
  • could you pls explain me the procedure to explain the fail over cluster in windows server 2003 using two servers & without SAN & VM Ware?..
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:20 PM
  • could you pls explain me the procedure to explain the fail over cluster in windows server 2003 using two servers & without SAN & VM Ware?..
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:20 PM
  • Not sure what you are asking here.  Windows Server 2003 requires shared storage of some sort.  If you are not going to use SAN, either iSCSI or Fibre Channel, what are you going to use? 

    What do you mean by a Windows Server 2003 cluster without VMware?  Are you asking to create a 2003 cluster of virtual machine on Hyper-V instead of VMware?

    Note, there are a very limited number of configurations that would be supported for clustering 2003.  2003 clusters, all hardware components, had to pass a test and be placed on the Hardware Compatibility List.  Submissions for this list ended a couple years ago.  In other words, if you don't find your specific hardware configuration on that list, you will not be supported.


    tim

    Thursday, September 13, 2012 5:22 PM