SQL Server Performance

Install Named Instances in multi-instance cluster

Discussion in 'SQL Server Clustering' started by BikeBoy, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. BikeBoy New Member

    Hi,<br /><br />Is it possible to install named instance in multi-instance active/active cluster?<br />I want 2 instances running on machine A and 2 instances on machine B.<br />For example, Machine A owns SQL1 and SQL2, and machine B owns SQL3 and SQL4.<br /><br />I don't want to install any default instances, only named ones. Can I do this without installing the default?<br /><br /><br />Thanks[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />
  2. Argyle New Member

    Yes it's possible.
  3. mulhall New Member

    It's more than possible, it's essential.

    Any SQL instance on a cluster is a named instance.

    If you only have one instance, you have an active/passive cluster.

    If you have two instances, you have an active/active cluster.

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