Before installing and configuring the SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit, be sure that your configuration meets the following requirements:
- SIOS Protection Suite supports the versions of Windows operating systems listed in the Operating System section of the SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Release Notes.
- SIOS Protection Suite software. You must install the same version of SIOS Protection Suite for Windows on all servers in the cluster. If you plan to use Microsoft SQL Server with replicated volumes rather than shared storage, make sure you install the SIOS DataKeeper software on each server.
- Microsoft SQL Server RDBMS software. Refer to the SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Support Matrix for a list of supported Microsoft SQL versions. The same version of Microsoft SQL Server must be installed on all systems in the cluster.
- Communication protocol. TCP/IP is strongly recommended by Microsoft for use in a clustered environment. Although SIOS Protection Suite supports LAN Manager, this document will assume you are using TCP/IP and will refer to switchable IP resources (rather than LAN Manager resources) in its configuration instructions.
Consult your SIOS Protection Suite sales representative for release and ordering information.