Re: Multiple instances on cluster

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Subject: Re: Multiple instances on cluster
Posted by:  Edwin vMierlo [MVP] (EdwinvMier…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007

"Stu" <S…@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B9D979DD-7F4F-4B65-A719-6425881C21…@microsoft.com...
> On a stand alone server, our naming convention for multiple instances is:
>
> server        (default instance)
> server\IN1  (first named instance)
> server\IN2  (second named instance)
> etc, etc
>
> Now, on a cluster, I understand the SQL name is made up of
> virtualservername\instancename
>
> So say the default instance is installed on the cluster as virtual name =
> "server". We would refer to this server as "server"
>
> Say the first named instance is IN1. Am I right in thinking I cannot use
the
> same virtual server name as the default instance because this name is used
in
> the cluster group, therefore I cannot have "server\IN1", "server\IN2", etc
on
> a cluster?
>
> I would have to use something like
>
> server1\IN1
> server2\IN2

correct

Rgds,
Edwin.

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Multiple instances on cluster posted by Stu on Tue, 11 Dec 2007