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Web cluster > SQL Server connection problem

Discussion in 'SQL Server Clustering' started by drip69, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. drip69 New Member

    Hi there,
    At the risk of sounding like a total newbie I have what I think is a simple setup problem:

    2 x web servers (W2K Adv Svr) in NLB configuration
    1 x SQL Server 2000 (W2K)

    IP address is the cluster address
    Each web server has their own physical IP address (, 132)

    When testing db connectivity on each of the servers I found only one can establish a connection to SQL Server at any one time. I have confirmed each server can establish a connection independently. Running NETSTAT on the SQL box shows a connection on port 1433 for IP Everything else works perfectly.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.
  2. Twan New Member

    Hi ya,

    How have you set up the web nlb? is it multicase or unicast? If it is unicast then do you have multiple network cards?

    from the SQL perspective connections should appear to come from the individual servers, the fact that you have the nlb ip address showing is the key to your problem I think


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