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KB or technet article of best practices to deploy a MS cluster

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Hi Experts,

I need to prepare an assestment and justification of why is always better to setup a Microsoft Windows 2008 cluster on a physical server instead of VMware or any other virtualization software.

Can anyone please provide me with a MS link that explain in details the best practices of deploying MS cluster in a phyisical box?
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Below is the link to the SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering whitepaper.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/9/D/69D1FEA7-5B42-437A-B3BA-A4AD13E34EF6/SQLServer2008FailoverCluster.docx

Greg

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sorry to tell you this but....virtualization is here and now.

i run a virtual file cluster and a virtual sql cluster in a hyper-v environment on a SAN

you can move the virtual machines around in a virtual environment, spin up new virtual machines to add to the cluster

you can run other servers on the physical hosts too - reducing hardware and costs for the various platforms you need.



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by:Jerry Seinfield
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The solution was limited only to a Cluster technology(SQL)and i was especting to read more about best practices for all MS cluster technologies in general
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