I’ve been wanting to write a series of articles on deploying a SQL Server 2012 on a multi-subnet cluster for quite some time now. This was driven by the fact that my series of articles on SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering had been in the Top 10 Tips for more than 2 years since being published three years ago. I guess more and more systems administrators and SQL Server DBAs are being tasked with deploying failover cluster instances. Ever since I had my hands on the beta version of Denali (codename for SQL Server 2012) last year, I’ve been testing some configurations for the multi-subnet clustering feature. I think I’ve built like 3 test environments prior to Denali going RTM just so I can wrap my head around the concepts (plus the fact that Windows Clustering Experts like Microsoft MVP Allan Hirt (blog | Twitter) have been gracious enough to answer questions.) Check out this first of a series of articles on how to deploy a SQL Server 2012 Multi-Subnet Cluster on MSSQLTips.com.
And if you’re in New York City or the nearby cities and want to see this whole process in action, catch me at SQL Saturday #158 this coming 4-Aug-2012.
[UPDATE:] Part 2 of the series has been published on 26-July-2012. Stay tuned for the rest of the series.
[UPDATE:] Part 3 of the series has been published on 13-Aug-2012. Stay tuned for the rest of the series.
[UPDATE:] Part 4, the last of the series has been published on 06-Sep-2012.