Windows 2008 cluster
Posted on 2011-05-10
I'm planning an application deployment and the design is to have the back end servers in a cluster.
there will be 2 windows 2008 R2 in a cluster with SQL 2008 R2.
I'm getting ready to test out all the variables in a visualized environment, I have installed 2 instances of 2008 with the cluster features, my question is (as I have never set up a cluster only read about it) do the 2 Windows Servers have to be in a Domain to activate clustering?
when I start the fail-over cluster management MMC I get the message that the machine is not in a Domain and all functions will not be available. once in the MMC I have no options to create a cluster or really do anything.