How to dismantle cluster RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We move sql server 2008 instances from cluster to VM.

    Now we want to shut down cluser (2 nodes, active/passive). I put all sql server related services in stop mode and set them manual start.

    What I am thinking:

    1. Shutdown / Power off passive node.

    2. Shutdown / power off active node.

    Is there any other better way/best practice? If there is any need to bring those nodes/cluster online, any known issues?


    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:15 PM


  • Hi,

    I'm not sure I understand your question but here are some links which I think may be of help. If not then please let me know if I am off.




    Hope this helps you until an MVP or MSFT Eng replies.


    Frank Garcia

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 1:31 PM