Why Cluster in a test Environment?

Giganews Newsgroups
Subject: Why Cluster in a test Environment?
Posted by:  M. (…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006

I am trying to convince "the powers that be" that we must cluster our test
environment if we are definitely clustering our production environment. The
question I need the community’s help with is: WHY?

Can you give me some hard facts as to why it is not recommend to cluster one
environment and not the other?

I will have to compile a document to help prove and validate this point.

Environment Facts: The database size will be over 300gb and the number of
users will scale into the hundreds.
Thanks.

Replies