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rob_ellison
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SQL 2005 3 Node cluster with 2 Physical Nodes

i'm looking at the posibility of running a 3 node SQL 2005 cluster with one of the nodes being a VMware host.

i've read the documentation on this and for some reason it says you MUST have the guest OS stored locally rather than on a SAN - does anybody know the reason for this?

also the docs say that the physical machines cannot run any type of multipathing software on the HBA's - what is the reasoning behind this as surly this will stop anyone from using this as a solution?

thanks,

Rob

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Regarding not using a SAN for the guest OS - check out the post by Anders here: http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=639641&#639641

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