I have a passive cluster with SQL 2005, running on 2003 Enterprise Server, I am attempting to connect a linked server which is also running SQL 2005, on 2003 Enterprise Server. I can successfully connect using the SA username and password, but within an hour I permanently lose connection to the linked server from the clusterd environment. I have verified that both servers in the cluster have the link server set up.
In recap - Server A is a single instance server running SQL 2005 on 2003 Ent, I am attempting to connect to it from a passive clustered SQL 2005 on 2003 Ent environment. I lose connection within an hour, and have to completely rebuild the linked server connection.