SQL server Clustering In DMZ


  • hello ,

     I have this requirement to Create a SQL Cluster in the  DMZ environment , from what my understanding is for setting up a SQL cluster , the primary requiremnt is that the 2 nodes should be a part of the Domain to set up the cluster , also the Cluster service accounts should be a part of Domain .  is there a possibiliy to create a SQL Cluster in DMZ environment  if so is there some documentation that can give some guidance in setting it up?

    Thanks and I appreciate everyones reponses.

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 5:05 PM


  • Hi SQLequal,

    It is possible to deploy the SQL Server cluster instance within a domain in the DMZ environment. One thing you may pay attention to is to open a series of firewall ports to allow the communication between the perimeter network and the internal domain. For more information, please have a look at this blog: RD Gateway deployment in a perimeter network & Firewall rules.

    Stephanie Lv

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Stephanie Lv Monday, March 19, 2012 8:17 AM
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:13 AM