While trying to setup a MSSQL clustering solution, I am running into a problem that is outside of my expertise that is related to networking.
I was trying to find a free IP to used for my node. I asked the network admin to give me a free IP address. And for argument sake he gave me an IP of 10.40.1.205 which supposed to be unused.
When trying to use the given IP during clustering setup, SQL complaint that the IP has been used.
I tried pinging the IP from my server and I got a reply back from say... 10.40.59.69...?
Any idea what might be causing something like this and more importantly how to troubleshoot it?