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VMWare HD vs Microsoft Clustering

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We currently have a non virtualized MSCS installation for our SQL server and web serives in an active/passive config. We are going to virtualize with VM Ware in the next couple of months and are wondering if VMWare HD is an acceptable replacement for a Microsoft cluster.

We have lalmost no tolerance for SQL downtime. Currently, when we do windows updates on the cluster node1, we are able to flip to node2 before rebooting node1. Down time is less than 30 seconds.

We are hoping to achieve something similar with VMWare HD. Can you setup VMWare HD as a 2 node solution?

Any thoughts on using MSCS on virtual machines?

Hoping we can get some comments from some that have been down this road.

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