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Any way of installing the cluster service on a Windows 2008 R2 machine without installing Hyper-V?
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Sure, if you have the Enterprise or Datacenter editions. What service(s) are you tying to cluster?
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Thanks.

I'd like to cluster an iSCSI LUN. So Enterprise or Datacenter's the only way?
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What do you want to store on that iSCSI LUN? File data, SQL, Exchange, virtual machines?  What are you trying to protect with the cluster?
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File data / SQL
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If you want to cluster those services, you need Windows Enterprise or higher.

For an overview of Windows clustering, see
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/failover-clustering-overview.aspx

What Microsoft did with Hyper-V Server is to give us clustering for free for Virtual Machines.  Traditionally you would have to create a Windows Cluster with Enterprise or Datacenter, and then install SQL on both nodes of the cluster and then one of the servers in the cluster would "own" the SQL service and would process requests. If anything happened to that first node, the second node would restart the SQL service and start processing.

In Hyper-V clustering, it's similar but instead of restarting SQL, the new node would restart the whole virtual machine which would then restart processing.
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Thanks.
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