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BladeSystem - Clustering - Help - Thx

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Lash J
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BladeSystem - Clustering - Help - Thx

Hi All,

I'm currently implementing a BladeSystem with Virtual Connect (Ethernet) and MSA Storage for a customer.

Within this infrastructure, one of the needs of the client are the following,

1 DB Server (Physical) - Bl460c G6 - Windows 2008 R2 Ent
1 Backup DB Server(Physical)- Bl460c G6 - Windows 2008 R2 Ent

1 Database Disk on MSA2324fc Storage

They need the system set up in such a way that if the DB Server fails, Backup DB Server should pick up automatically with access to vdisk on Storage.

Any ideas on how to proceed to achieve this?

I've been suggested Windows Failover Clustering and Clustered Shared Volume.

Is there any other way? The simpler would be the better.

Thanks for any responses.
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: BladeSystem - Clustering - Help - Thx

hi,

if the DB server is MS SQL them check this links :

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"Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering"

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189134.aspx

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"Installing a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster"

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179410.aspx

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"How to: Create a New SQL Server Failover Cluster (Setup)"

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179530.aspx

### very good docu :
"Installing SQL Server 2008 on a Windows Server 2008 Cluster"

http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1687

### very good docu :
"SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering
SQL Server Technical Article"

http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/9/D/69D1FEA7-5B42-437A-B3BA-A4AD13E34EF6/SQLServer2008FailoverCluster.docx

# remark :

if you have two stand alone servers, with two independ storages ( disks presented to the servers ) you could also use the "SQL Server Replication"

more at :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms151198.aspx

if you have Oracle DB, you could use MS clustering, or from another vendors, for example Legato AAM cluster ==> now owned by EMC.

mikap