I currently have an active passive cluster to support my SQL 2000 OLTP environment. In a recent test of the cluster's fail over (I simulated a server failure by unplugging the nic on the active node) the system dropped. I have 3 applications that rely on the database to function, they all failed. The cluster service died and then restarted changing over the passive node. I had to manually restart the applications to get back up and running. I spoke Dell (they setup the cluster) and they said that clustering wont provide what I am looking for. Can I get your thoughts on this? Will an active/active cluster provide this?