How to test/verify cluster functionality

Discussion in 'microsoft.public.sqlserver.clustering' started by DetRich, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. DetRich

    DetRich Guest


    I am still pretty new to clustering. I will be creating clusters on SQL2005
    with BizTalk 2006 R2 as follows:

    1. SQLCluster
    2. MSDTCCluster
    3. ENTSSOCluster
    4. SSASCluster
    5. SQLNodeA
    6. SQLNodeB

    Can anyone tell me how to test / verify cluster functionality or point me to
    a resource that explains it?

    DetRich, Apr 17, 2009
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  2. DetRich

    bass_player Guest

    I usually start with the OS-level cluster and see if it works. A simple
    continuous ping test on the virtual IP/hostname of the cluster should do the
    PING virtualIP -t

    Then, I'd reboot the active node and see if it fails over to the passive
    node. If it does, you can then run a simple connectivity test to SQL Server
    using either Management Studio or sqlcmd and connect to the SQL Server
    virtual instance name
    bass_player, Apr 21, 2009
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