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Is a Test Cluster Environment Necessary to Support Clustering?

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 Clustering' started by DBADave, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. DBADave New Member

    We will be implementing our first SQL cluster in December. Our current plan calls for a shared development/test database server with one physical server, but two SQL Server instances. Our production environment will be a SQL cluster. Is it necessary to create a clustered test environment for testing patches, hot-fixes, etc...?
    Thanks, Dave
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Check:
    http://www.sql-server-performance.com/articles/clustering/designing_sqlserver_cluster_p1.aspx
    HTH
  3. DBADave New Member

    Thanks Luis. This information will be helpful, however I did not read anything about the need for a test environment for testing patches, hot-fixes, etc...
    Also, does this document apply 100% to SQL Server 2005 or are their differences with confirguring a 2005 cluster vs. a SQL 2000 cluster?
    Dave

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