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DIY Hyper-V, Active/Active Clustering and SQL Server – Demo and Step by Step Instructions

Recently spoke at South Florida IT Camp Saturday on using Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise, Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3, and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 to create an Active-Active SQL Cluster.

I actually managed to cover all the cool parts in an hour, and got some great feedback.

If you’re interested in implementing this demo yourself, I’ve posted:

Network Diagram (Overview of the virtual server components in the SQL Cluster)

Step by Step Instructions (The steps I took to create the Active/Active SQL Cluster)

Hyper-V SQL Clustering Worksheet (Planning the values in this worksheet in advance makes this process simple.)

My Slide Deck (Because everyone loves PowerPoint)

I need someone who’s interested to volunteer as my ‘technical editor’.. To walk through these steps, help me clarify or correct anything unclear. If you’re interested, or have other questions, please  contact me.

I’d love to hear from you!

-David