SQL Server Support Policy for Failover Clustering and Virtualization gets an update...

May 19, 2009

[From MSDN Blogs]

Last October I posted on our updated policy for support of SQL Server in a virtualization environment. This policy is based on a KB article that summarizes our policy. You recall this article is the following: > Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running in a hardware virtualization environment

One fairly controversial aspect to this policy was our support (actually non-support is a better word) for “guest” failover clustering. We didn’t support installing SQL Server failover clustering in a virtual machine. Well this policy is now changed effective immediately as updated in the article.

The article continues at http://blogs.msdn.com/psssql/archive/2009/05/19/sql-server-support-policy-for-failover-clustering-and-virtualization-gets-an-update.aspx