This past Saturday I enjoyed the hospitality of the Tampa SQLSaturday (#32) team. My presentation was “Clustering for Mere Mortals”. Unlike many clustering presentations, I had demonstration content. This resulted in the most asked question being “Do you have instructions on how you built that?” This is the first part of those instructions.
Here is what the cluster consists of (Virtually):
One Windows 2003 R2 (x64) Server acting as Domain Controller, DNS Server, DHCP Server, File Server and iSCSI Target Server
Two Windows 2008 R2 Servers as cluster Nodes.
All this runs on a Lenovo W500 laptop with an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600...