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Currently we are running a SQL server that i would like to upgrade to become a part of a new cluster.
This cluster doesnt exist and i would like to (without reinstalling) make a current SQL 2k5 box a new cluster.

Also the second node that would be added is also running slightly different hardware but will be same OS and ver of SQL 2k5

My basic question is the above feasible (yes im being lazy and cheap) or is this something where the cluster must be built first

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I am pretty sure the cluster has to be built first.
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by:redmayne
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can you add a current server to a cluster as a node without reinstalling?
(and the hardware thing too i assume thats fine otherwise the software is shite)
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I don't believe so.  you'll need to add the machine to the cluster then install sql.
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so its a windows cluster then add SQL ?
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yeah, no such thing as a "sql cluster", its an OS based thing.
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