Active/Active cluster on 2005 - can I oversubscribe RAM now?

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Subject: Active/Active cluster on 2005 - can I oversubscribe RAM now?
Posted by:  M Bourgon (bourg…@gmail.com)
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008

Recently, I was in a training course about the new features of 2005.
The trainer said that 2005 dealt with active/active memory differently
during a failover - as the secondary came online, it would start
taking more memory, and the primary would release memory.  So, on my
two boxes with 16gb RAM, I allocated 10 for one node and 12 for the
other (before we were at 6 & 8).  However, when we had a failover it
appeared that the secondary was going to take as much memory as it
could - I had less than 1gb available by the time we "rolled" the
secondary back to its original box.

But, that begs the question - was that advice incorrect?  On an active-
active cluster on 2005, does the memory still need to be set to not
oversubscribe?

Thanks in advance.

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