Install new sql 2008 intance on exsisting sql server 2005 cluster

Install new sql 2008 intance on exsisting sql server 2005 cluster

Post by U2VsY3VrIE » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:48:02


Hi All,
I have 2 active/passive SQL Server 2005 Enterprise (x86) cluster. and it's
properly working..
I want to install new SQL Server 2008 Cluster on the existing SQL server
2005 cluster. Firstly is it possible? Then must i follow the different
procedure during installing new instance on existing cluster.

Thanks
 
 
 

Install new sql 2008 intance on exsisting sql server 2005 cluster

Post by Geoff N. H » Fri, 06 Mar 2009 05:36:28

Yes, mixed version clusters are supported in SQL Server.

Installing SQL 2008 is different from SQL 2005. Read up on the new
procedures. They are much easier. You will like them a lot better than the
SQL 2005 installer.

Follow the rules for installing a second instance and you will be fine. You
will need a new disk, IP address, and network name for the new instance.

--
Geoff N. Hiten
Principal SQL Infrastructure Consultant
Microsoft SQL Server MVP