Posts Tagged ‘Clustering’

Planning the cluster configuration

This post is part of a series that will deal with setting up a MySQL shared storage cluster using VirtualBox & FreeNAS. In this post we specify some brief details of the cluster configuration. Please note this post will be updated in the near future.  

Unable to start Cluster Service on One Node

A Windows Failover Cluster demo I gave a work failed horribly when the same demo the previous week went perfectly. A case of Sod’s Law. For some reason one of the nodes wouldn’t join the cluster. So I was unable to demo the failover process. I first tried starting the cluster service on the dead […]

Windows Server 2008 64 Bit on VirtualBox installation issue.

I’m just starting to explore SQL Server 2008 Clustering and hit this issue when trying to install Windows Server 2008 (64 Bit) in VirtualBox. The below screen, with "Windows failed to start" error, reared its ugly head shortly after booting off the ISO image. Thankfully the solution is quick and easy (once you’ve found it) […]