As Uttam stated, anything you put on the passive node will not be able to be
used unless it is active, if it is active you now have an active/active
cluster. Maybe this page help as well.
Ray Higdon MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA
"Gabriel" <bigg (AT) stonline (DOT) sk> wrote
Thank you for your advise.
I have one another question...Is it possible to install
MS Exchange ONLY on the second node without configuring
failover for this application? IŽd like to configure
failover only for MS SQL Server and run MS Exchange on
the passive node - as a single server, without failover...
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I understand that you will have a two node cluster with
SQL Server 2000 on
one node. With just SQL Server virtual server, you can
call this an
Active-Passive configuration. The node that makes SQL
being the active node and the other node that is idle
(and is waiting for
failover ) being the passive. Yes, you will install
Exchange on the Passive
node. But note that once you have Exchange installed on
the second node,
your configuration will no longer be Active-Passive. It
will be an
Active-Active configuration since now each node in the
cluster is making
cluster resources available (one node having SQL
resources and second node
NOTE: In this configuration, each node must be able to
run its own
resources and the resources of BOTH nodes in the event
of a failover.
Depending on the resources and the capacity of the
nodes, performance may
suffer when a failover occurs and a single node is
running all resources.
For step-by-step information to implement Exchange on a
2000-based cluster, please refer to
HOW TO: Implement Exchange 2000 Server on a Windows 2000-
Additional Information :
White Paper - Deploying Exchange 2000 Server Clusters
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