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Is this product able to run on real servers with XEON 64 bit processors? I haven’t seen any technical articals on running sql 2005 on a virtual cluster in order to test prior to purchasing and loading the hardware in production while using Virtual Server 2005 on a dual XEON 64 bith machine. Anyone know of a resource for this? TIA, Wayne [email protected]
Wayne Detmer
SQL 2005 BOL specfies
Do not install SQL Server 2005 on Microsoft Virtual Server or Microsoft Virtual PC on hardware that is not listed in the Hardware and Software requirements sections below. link. May try searching in for more information on support of SQL cluster in thsi case. Satya SKJ
Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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Thanks Satya, The second link has a source for FAQ on Virtual Server. This indicates Virtual Server 2005 R2 is the answer for use on Intel 64 bit platforms. Using this I can create my two node cluster in the virtual environment prior to production. Wayne Wayne Detmer