Designing your SQL Server Cluster
File compression is not supported on a clustered database server.
Software RAID is not supported in a clustering environment. Hardware level RAID must be used.
SAN Disks Layout for 4 Node 4 Instance Active / Active Setup
It is not recommended to have both SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft Exchange 2000 on the same cluster
Replication File Share
When configuring replication with clustered servers, create a MSCS file share for replication to be configured against so all cluster nodes will be able to access it in the event of a failover.
It is not recommended that any file shares be used on the same cluster disks that a SQL Server is using.
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