Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want do some SQL Server failover cluster experiment on Windows 2008 R2 in VM. Now I created a domain controller(as DNS server too) DC. Also I created a server server1 and added into the domain. Can I just use DC and server1 to make the cluster? Or do I need to create another server server2 and use server1 and server2 to make my two-node cluster?

I'm new to cluster. Hope you can help me. Thanks.

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's not recommended to use a domain controller as a cluster node, and in fact, there are limitations even on standalone SQL Server installations on a DC.

share|improve this answer

For testing purposes ONLY it should be OK. For Production, you should never mix SQL Server with any other application.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.