SQL Server clustering 2008 and 2005

Can SQL Server 2008 named clustered instance be installed along side an existing SQL Server 2005 default clustered instance on an active passive failover system. Do we need new quorum disk drive for new instance? What are the challenges faced during installation/maintenance?

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asked Jan 07, 2010 at 04:39 PM in Default

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What version of windows?

Jan 08, 2010 at 06:16 AM Mark Allison

windows server 2003 R2 64 bt

Jan 08, 2010 at 12:21 PM H Singh
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Hello. You do not need another quorum drive. However you need new disks for your new instance, as it cannot share with the other instance

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answered Jan 11, 2010 at 06:51 AM

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I've always kept different versions on separate clusters, but it does appear to work.

This SQLServerCentral forum discussion covers some details.

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answered Jan 07, 2010 at 06:33 PM

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thanks for your response. Here i am going to have sq2005 & sq2008 on same windows cluster. One sql2005 being default instance and new sql2008 instance as named instance. keeping saparate ressources -- do we need addd another quorum drive?

Jan 08, 2010 at 01:58 PM H Singh

No. As Steinar mentions, you will only have one quorum drive for the cluster. The quorum drive is for the Microsoft Cluster Service, which is independent of SQL Server.

Jan 11, 2010 at 03:46 PM KenJ
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