Windows 2008 R2 clustering requiring a SAN with SCSI-3 ??


  • Hi all,

    Is Windows 2008 R2 clustering requiring a SAN with SCSI-3? Any article from Microsoft talks about SAN disk requirements for Windows 2008 R2 clustering?

    6 iunie 2012 17:38


  • Technically, the underlying hardware architecture is abstracted from SQL Server because it simply uses Windows Failover Clustering as a platform. This means that as long as the Windows Failover Cluster meets the hardware requirements defined in this Microsoft TechNet article, SQL Server will run fine. If you are looking for specific hardware catalog of all supported storage platforms for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters, there isn't one any more. What you need is to make sure that the storage has the "Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008" logo on it and it passes the Windows Failover Cluster Validation Wizard during the configuration. This is on top of what I've already mentioned regarding the minimum hardware requirements for a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster.

    You can also check out this series of articles on Installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster as your guide.

    Edwin Sarmiento SQL Server MVP
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    9 iunie 2012 00:44

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