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Can I have both SQL server 2000 as well as SQL server 2005 cluster instances on the same windows cluster?

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 Clustering' started by rajndh, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. rajndh New Member

    Hi all,
    Please help me in understanding the following:
    Can I have both SQL server 2000 as well as SQL server 2005 cluster instances on the same windows cluster?
    Immediate help would be very much appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Raj.
  2. ghemant Moderator

  3. satya Moderator

    Yes. This is supported as SQL Server 2005 and 2000 can be installed side by side on a cluster successfully. But you need to pay some attention to the following items. See BOL for more details.
    1. Separate Physically-shared disks for SQL Server 2005 and 2000.
    2. Separate IP addresses for SQL Server 2005 and 2000.
    3. If you install SQL Server 2000 first, when install 2005, please do not select the same instance name for 2005. Otherwise, setup will prompt for upgrading 2000 to 2005.
  4. rajndh New Member

    Thanks for the reply Satya, i will definitely take care of the items you mentioned.
    -Raj
  5. satya Moderator

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