SQL Server Cluster Configuration Checklist

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This informational sheet should be filled out completely prior to starting the installation/configuration of a new cluster. If you are installing a new SQL Server non-clustered instance, this sheet can still be used for tracking non-cluster details (i.e. MSDTC, DNS, etc.) NOTE: Only include user/password information if secure document - if not, simply reference the location to retrieve.

Cluster Configuration - <insert_cluster_name>

Parameter Value
Server Cluster Name  
Server Cluster Service Account Name  
Server Cluster Service Account Password  
Server Cluster Domain Name  
DNS Server(s)  
WINS Server(s)  
Server Cluster IP Address  
Server Cluster IP Subnet  
Cluster Group Name  
MS DTC Configuration (configured resource or comclust (Win 2000 only), grouping, etc.)          Configured within the cluster           resource group  MS DTC Network Name: MS DTC IP Address: MS DTC Subnet:
MS DTC Group Name  
MS DTC Group Preferred Owner Order  
MS DTC Disk Config  
Quorum Type (Shared vs. Local quorum, MNS, Disk configuration)          Drive Letter, Log Size  

Drive Letter:

Log Size:
Number of Nodes  
Drives For Cluster Use See  "Disk Configuration Worksheet"
Name of Private Network(s)  
Name of Public Network(s)  
Cluster Log Size and Location  

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