Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Clustering & hardware

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-09-17
This is probably a quick response, but can anyone confirm to me, if a Windows 2008 R2 Entperise cluster is supported by Microsoft if the physical nodes are of different specification ?

I have 2 nodes, DL585 G6 4 x 6 cores and I want to add another node which is a DL585 G7 4 x 12 cores.

Would the difference in hardware cause an issue with SQL 2008 R2 failover ?
Question by:CaussyR
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    Hi, yes of course. You don't have to have the same hardware configuration but sometimes admins configure clustering on nodes with the same configuration.

    This is important to have the same RAM configuration to fulfill requirements when resources would be moved in case of one node failure


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