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Windows Cluster Service use the “heartbeat” process to check whether each node is alive at both the OS level and SQL Server level. Heartbeat signals works on UDP. Microsoft Windows Cluster service perform 2 health checks to perform node & resource availability check. LooksAlive Health Check 1) LooksAlive is a quick lightweight health check 2) … Continue reading
Renaming or Changing SQL Server cluster instance process is bit different from renaming a stand-alone instance. Refer : Rename or Change SQL Server Standalone Default Instance http://mssqlfun.com/2014/06/30/rename-or-change-sql-server-standalone-default-instance/) Refer : Rename or Change SQL Server Standalone Named Instance (http://mssqlfun.com/2014/07/29/rename-or-change-sql-server-standalone-named-instance/) The name of the virtual server is always the same as the name of the SQL Network … Continue reading
Steps : Add Node to Windows Server 2008 Cluster 1) Open Cluster Administration wizard > Right click on Windows Cluster & select Add Node 2) Add Node Wizard appears, Click Next to start 3) Browse Node to add, We select Node 3 to add 4) Select if you want to validate cluster settings or not … Continue reading
Steps : How to add node to SQL Server Failover Cluster from SQL Server 2008 onwards ? 1) Open SQL Server Installation Center > Click Installation from Left > Click Add node to a SQL Server Failover Cluster from right 2) Click Run to start setup 3) Click Ok to cont., In case of any … Continue reading
Steps to install SQL Server Failover Cluster from SQL Server 2008 onwards :- 1) Open SQL Server Installation Center > Go to Installation from Left > Click on New SQL Server Failover installation from right 2) Click RUN to start setup 3) Click ok after validation check. In case of any failure, you need to … Continue reading