Licensing for a 4 node sql server cluster with 3 active and 1 passive node


  • If I want to set up a 4 node cluster (only 3 active and 1 passive) using SQL Server 2008 R2 ENT edition,  do I need to license all 4 nodes or only 3, since I will never have more than 3 active nodes at any time?

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:56 PM


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    Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:59 PM