[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

SQL 2008 Cluster with Multiple Instances

Posted on 2010-08-18
4
Medium Priority
?
847 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Hi,

Just want to check what im understanding is right.

We want to install a sql 2008 on 2 nodes (windows server 2008 OS). We also run multiple instances on the cluster all running 2008 due to some applications not lockign down the SA account and others needing more specific builds.

From what i understand, for each instance on the cluster we will need to do all patchs twice (Once on each node of the cluster)

Am i correct so far? Does anyone have any experience of SQL 2008 Clustering with instances care to share any helpful hints and tips with me!? :)

Main things im worried about is maintance of the servers, we currently use SCCM and WSUS for monitoring and rolling out updates.

How does WSUS work with multiple instances ???

How does SCCM 2007 work with multiple instances ???

Thanks for any advice

S
0
Comment
Question by:stebennettsjb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:robertodeacruz
ID: 33469977
I work with SQL 2005, but believe that the 2008 works the same way.

If you have a cluster of two nodes and three SQL instances, you won't apply the SPs and patches six times. You will need to apply twice, because patches are applied by node and not per instance.

In relation to WSUS, it works normally with the SQL cluster, because it will not update the cluster, it will update the nodes.
0
 

Author Comment

by:stebennettsjb
ID: 33498774
Hi robert,

If this is true, then isnt a major part of what instances are ruined? The idea of having instances needing different service packs would be impossible without manual patching!?

I read in forum that WSUS only updates the default instance of the node. But as it was only referece i could find in about 2 hours of searching google i wasnt sure.

Thanks for the info.
 
S
 
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:robertodeacruz
ID: 33500143
You're right. I just checked. I'm just updated patches in default instance. The other instances are not updated.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
robertodeacruz earned 2000 total points
ID: 33500221
Certainly, the manual application of service packs you can mark the checkbox "Apply selection to all instances" to update all instances at once.

Now by WSUS I still need more research.

Regarding individual patches released before a service pack, also need more research to give a correct answer.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Occasionally there is a need to clean table columns, especially if you have inherited legacy data. There are obviously many ways to accomplish that, including elaborate UPDATE queries with anywhere from one to numerous REPLACE functions (even within…
In this article we will get to know that how can we recover deleted data if it happens accidently. We really can recover deleted rows if we know the time when data is deleted by using the transaction log.
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question