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Failover Clustering and Standard Edition RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am reading that SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition supports failover clustering but up to two nodes only:

    "Support for failover clustering in Standard Edition is new in SQL Server 2005, and only two-node failover cluster instances are allowed using that version of SQL Server, even though the cluster itself might have more nodes. "

    I take this to mean that if I have, say, an 8-node cluster I can put several instances of standard edition in that cluster (up to 16 per node), as long as a single instance is configured to run on only two nodes.  Is that correct? 

    Thanks in advance,

    Candice

    Thursday, March 1, 2007 3:31 PM

Answers

  • As long as each instance/node is properly licensed, you are correct.
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 4:31 PM

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  • As long as each instance/node is properly licensed, you are correct.
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 4:31 PM
  • Beautiful... thanks for the quick reply!
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 6:31 PM