Consider a case where there is a pre-existing SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 2-node cluster. Could a SQL Server 2005 or 2008 Standard be installed on the same cluster hardware, also in a clustered configuration? What are the constraints, limitations, caveats, and requirements for doing so? Thanks!
asked Nov 09, 2009 at 12:57 PM in Default
Chris W Rea
Yes it can. The constraints are that the SQL 2005 instance needs it's own Cluster IP and disk resources, so you set up a separate cluster group for the 2000 and 2005 instances. But they can share the same quorum, and obviously run on the same physical hardware.
answered Nov 09, 2009 at 01:36 PM
Matt Whitfield ♦♦