SQL Server 2005 & 2008 on a Cluster in Production

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Is it acceptable to run SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 side-by-side on the same MS cluster (single-instance) cluster in production? At least temporarily until all SQL 2005 DB appl vendors are approved on SQL 2008. I know there were issues and recommendations to Not do this with SQL 2000 and 2005 because they were so different. Any issues we need to know about whether it be in general or relating to the cluster?

[Br _extended="true" />Thank you![Br _extended="true" />Lori



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SQL Server 2005, 2008, 64bit, on Windows NT 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)
ASKED: August 17, 2010  2:46 PM
UPDATED: August 18, 2010  6:33 PM

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There are no problems running one SQL 2005 instance and one SQL 2008 instance. They will be separate instances with one as he default instance and one as a named instance.

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    [...] 8. Mr. Denny assured Lorisj33 that it is indeed acceptable to run SQL Server 2005 and 2008 on a cluster in production. [...]
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