SQL 2012 database mirroring with auto failover on vmware fails (error1418)
Posted on 2013-01-20
trust you are well.
Im having an issue with sql 2012 mirrored synchronous config.
ive installed 3 SQL 2012 instances.
- expected solution - mirrored db with no SPOF running on VM's.
sql1 - hosting live DB
sql2 - Witness
sql3- Partner mirrored DB.
I have ran all configs according to best practices -
- backup main db and transaction log,
- restore sql1 db to sql 2(mirror) in NOREVCOVERY mode, as needed. restore transaction log in NORECOVERY as well. database is left at restoring mode....
now the mirroring should take place,
- here I get the 1418 error, after configuring mirror, partner and witness on ports 5022 which is ok, and we can telnet each other as well - hence the 1418 error is addressing something else, dns is located on the subnet and serving machines, ports are open, no Local FW is running besides a small mcaffee agent which isnt bothering the connection as it seems.
any replies would be gladly accepted.