SQL Server 2005 multi-instance cluster

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SQL Server 2005
SQL Server administration
SQL Server clustering
I need to set up a 2 node multi-instance SQL Server 2005 cluster (active/active). Since each node will failover to the other, can I use SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on each node or do I need to use Enterprise Edition?
ASKED: March 18, 2008  8:04 PM
UPDATED: April 13, 2010  9:34 AM

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In a 2 node cluster you can use either Standard Edition or Enterprise edition.

I pretty much always recommend Enterprise Edition for people who are clustering the database as they can not afford any down time as Enterprise Edition gives you the ability to do online index rebuilds while Standard Edition locks the table while it rebuilds the index.

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  • Kjrichmond
    What about adding a Passive node to an already existing Active\active cluster? is this doable and if so how
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  • Akansha
    In this case are both nodes primary? Or is it that one is standby and waiting for the other node to fail?
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