According to microsoft, we can cluster SSIS service but it is NOT RECOMMENDED. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345193.aspx Now this is the situation that I have where I need to understand how SSIS works? Enviornment: Active Active cluster enviornment for SQL server with SSIS server installed as stand alone as default on both node. Name: Node 1 Node 2 --------- -------------- --------------------- Server name: Nd1 Nd2 SQL server name: cs-nd1in01 cs-nd2in02 SSIS server name: Nd1 Nd2 BTW, this is cosolidated enviornment so there are more than one application expected and resides on each instance of SQL server. The question is around SSIS, what would be the best practice to develop SSIS package that can work with above envoinrment. Secnario: What if my Nd1 fails. SQL server cs-nd1IN01 will be failover to Nd2 and it will be available. But How about SSIS packages? How that understands to use Nd2 SSIS as Nd1 SSIS is not available. Is anyone has similar experience to setup SSIS in cluster envionrment but as non-cluster service? Please help. Thanks in adavance.