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Adding a new instance on a Active\Passive SQL2008 Cluster

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As the titile says we currently have a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster with SQL Server 2008 default instance.  We need to install a new named instance on the same failover cluster.  Doing some preliminary  research I found that the new instance needs to have its own set of disks.  Is this true?  Does anyone know of any good resources to read up on this?  Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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I don't think you should need a different set of disks for a separate instance (albeit they probably recommend it for performance reasons).

I think you'll have to go into the SQL installer and set up a named instance separate to the active/passive failover cluster.  Might check with your Microsoft provider on licensing though...
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When running ht eSQL setup during the validation checks it returns an error saying there are no available disks for the SQL cluster.  even though I obviously know I have disks which ar ein use by the deault instance.
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You need to have separate storage for installing second instance. The whole point in clustering is to give hardware redudnacy to SQL Server.

If you wish to install 2nd instance on same storage, you will not be able to run those on different nodes.
(I dont exactly remeber if you could use same storage for both instances)

This links has more details:

http://sqldbpool.com/2009/10/07/sql-server-2008-active-passive-cluster-installation/

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sqldisasterrecovery/thread/05cf41b7-c558-44bf-86c6-12f5c2b2ffe2


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