I am looking at our network at the moment, and looking at possible avenues, one of which is EBS 2008 (I know it goes off sale at end of June!)
clustering and failover is a big consideration for us, down time would be bad.
Anyway, for example, i get two identical servers with external storage. I want to install the full EBS Package + an extra server 2008 running TS on one physical server.
Now say I want the second machine to be a part of the cluster, for load balancing purposes. Do I need to purchase a seperate copy of EBS ?
This is from the Microsoft Website, and to me it reads as if I can install EBS on upto 5 physical servers...
For EBS 2008 Standard Edition: You can run one instance of each of the management server software, the security server software, and the messaging server software in a physical or virtual operating system environment (OSE) on up to 3 servers at any one time.
For EBS 2008 Premium Edition: You can run one instance of each of the management server software, the security server software, the messaging server software, and “premium server” software in a physical or virtual OSE on up to 5 servers at any one time. For the premium server software,
You can run an instance of Windows Server 2008 Standard in a physical or virtual OSE; and if you run a virtual OSE, you can run an additional instance of Windows Server 2008 in a physical OSE in order to run hardware virtualization software or provide hardware virtualization services or run software to manage and service operating system environments on the licensed server.
You can run any number of instances of SQL in one physical or virtual machine, and it must be joined to the EBS domain.
anyone can make sense of this ?