SQL Server Performance

Clustering SQL in a Virtualized Prod Environment

Discussion in 'SQL Server Clustering' started by Bryn, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Bryn New Member

    A question is asked in Brad's webcast (KF89179<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-11.gif' alt='8)' />: is it possible/desirable to create a SQL server cluster using virtalized servers in a Prod environment. The answer given was "no, no point". Can anyone tell me why exactly ? Does the same apply if the 2 virtual servers making up the 2 nodes of the failover cluster were on different physical servers ? <br /><br />TIA<br />Bryn
  2. Twan New Member

    Hi Bryn,

    I think that the answer is given because if it is important enough to cluster then surely it is important enough to run on physical boxes. Virtualisation is great for underutilised servers, but not really useful for heavy database work...

    Cheers
    Twan

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