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Details of matching hardware requirements for creating 2 node Windows 2008 R2 failover cluster RRS feed

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  • Hello, I'm new to Windows Clustering and this is the first time I'm required to implement a 2 node Windows 2008 R2(x64) cluster in production.The cluster will host SQL 2008 R2 cluster later.

    The problem is I  have one of the nodes available with me and the other node has to be purchased quickly. I know that MS recommends that the nodes should have 'same or similar hardware" to implement a failover cluster. Now I want to know which hardware components ( Processors, Memory etc.) have to be same or similar for purchasing a new server?

    Also, if these hardwares match, can it be implemented on 2 servers of 2 different makes ( say HP and Dell)?

    Please guide.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:01 AM