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Posted Feb 2, 2005

Rebuilding SQL Server Cluster Nodes - Page 4

By Muthusamy Anantha Kumar aka The MAK

Step 9 - Install the latest Service pack for SQL Server.

Download the service pack from the Microsoft website. Extract the file and run the setup.bat. [Refer Fig 3.7]

[Fig 3.7]

Type the SQLServer Virtual server name. [Refer Fig 3.8]

Step 10 - Move the "SQL Group"

Step 10 - Move the "SQL Group" from the node "SQLNode2" to "SQLNode1" and vice versa and make sure it fails over properly. [Refer Fig 3.9 and 4.0]

[Fig 3.9]

[Fig 4.0]

Login to SQL Server and run the following commands to make sure SQL Server cluster is working properly. [Refer Fig 4.1]

xp_cmdshell 'Ping -a' to see which node is active.
select * from ::fn_servershareddrives()
select * from ::fn_virtualservernodes()

[Fig 4.1]


This article has explained how to rebuild a failed node and attach it back to the cluster.

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