Planning your SQL Server high availability configuration

You can configure InfoScale Storage and SQL Server in a Microsoft cluster for high availability on a single site.

In the example high availability configuration, you create a virtual server in an active/passive SQL Server configuration on a Microsoft cluster. The active node of the cluster hosts the virtual server. The second node is a dedicated redundant server able to take over and host the virtual server in the event of a failure on the active node. In a high availability configuration both nodes are located on the same site.

The following figure illustrates a typical two-node active/passive configuration.

Figure: High availability active/passive configuration

High availability active/passive configuration

The following are some key points about the configuration:

During the configuration process you will create virtual IP addresses for the following:

You should have these IP addresses available before you start deploying your environment.