is in regards to the MS SQL Server 2005 Cluster testing. I have the set-up in Active/Passive configuration. We decided upon moving to the Active/Active configuration, did some research on the internet for the additional features which we get with this configuration and what could be the benefits of this over the Active/Passive configuration. We have a query regarding the Active/Active configuration. Please find below the details on the same: The Current Setup in Active/Passive configuration has the following details: 1) There are two nodes â€œnode 1â€ and â€œnode 2â€ setup on Virtual Server 2005. 2) A cluster has been set up using â€œnode 1â€ and â€œnode 2â€. 3) A SQL server default instance is installed on â€œnode 1â€. While SQL server 2005 was installed, it created a resource SQL server IP. To connect to this SQL server instance, our application uses SQL server IP created in step 3. (Please note that this is the only IP through which we are able to connect to SQL cluster). The fail-over features are working fine in this configuration. If â€œnode 1â€ goes down then the SQL server instance runs in â€œnode 2â€. This is taken care of by cluster and is transparent to our application. However, there is no provision for load balancing as only one node is active at a time. After some research, we came across Active/Active configuration which is supposed to support load balancing. We understand that in this configuration, Step 1and 2 are similar to the Active/Passive configuration. The only difference is in step 3 where an instance of SQL server is installed on each node, thus providing two active nodes at a time. The failover works just like in Active/Passive configuration. As per the above information, the Active/Active configuration seems to be similar to two SQL server instances running independently.There will be two seperate databases and on failure of one instance other instance wont be able to cater to the requests designed for first instance, Thus providing no extra benefits from cluster. We require the information on how to take benefits of the load balancing features in this configuration.