Hostname question

Discussion in 'microsoft.public.sqlserver.clustering' started by Dan, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    We are setting up a new SQL 2005 cluster on Windows 2003 Enterprise servers.
    The new configuration will be used to replace a current implementation and
    will need to look just like the original setup once it's said and done. Here
    is my question...

    After setting up the Windows and SQL clusters, can any/all of the following
    be modified?

    Windows OS hostname for each node?
    Windows IP address for each node?
    Windows cluster name/IP?

    I know that the SQL VIP and SQL cluster node name can be changed, but I
    cannot seem to find that info for the underlying OS settings. We need to
    have our new environment be an exact copy of the current environment. Our
    plan is to detach the database and move it to the new storage. Power down
    the old cluster and bring up the new one. We would then like to change the
    new cluster's setting rather than building the cluster from scratch at that
    time. We are unsure of exactly what the code is referencing, so we want
    everything to be the same.

    I appreciate any help.

    Dan, Apr 6, 2009
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  2. No, Yes, No.

    What you can do is create a DNS alias for the virtual server so it resolves
    the old name to the new system.

    The new cluster and host names should be irrelevant from an application
    Geoff N. Hiten, Apr 6, 2009
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  3. Dan

    Gotcha Guest

    "Windows OS hostname for each node": Perhaps the best way to do it is to
    evict the node and rejoin once the name has been changed.

    "Windows IP address for each node": Changing IP addresses is a trivial
    matter for both cluster & hosts & instances.

    "Windows cluster name": In fact the Cluster name can be changed, as can the
    IP addresses and the Windows host names. Here's an article to chagning the
    Cluster name:
    Gotcha, Apr 20, 2009
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