crossover vs switch for heartbeat

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Subject: crossover vs switch for heartbeat
Posted by:  OceanDeep via (u465…@uwe)
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009

We are a SQL 2008 std 64 bit on windows 2008 enterprise 64 bit shop and use
two node active passive clustering.  Currently our heartbeat network is a
switch.  Since it is only a two-node cluster, we are thinking about using a
crossover cable instead to free up the switch for something else.  All the ip
address scheme will remain the same and no work is needed.  I like to know if
there is a problem that I don't see.


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