My company needs to implement a service that is based on a Windows 2008 server that is using an MSSQL Server.
I need to implement the architecture with as least servers as possible :)
So I want to check the following feasibility, not being a Windows admin I'm not really sure about it.
Two Windows 2008 servers, Running an Active / Passive cluster, the cluster needs to hold (running at all times on the active server obviously)
- A "Hotswap / Floating" IP address in order to provide the Web service on the active one.
- A storage drive.
The thing that I'm not sure about, is as far as I know in order to run a Windows cluster, you have to have a Domain controller. now the question is - can the DC and Active Directory actually be also installed on the two Windows 2008 servers? so I'm looking to run on two servers:
DC, AD, MSSQL Cluster active/passive, Web service cluster with floating IP active/passive.