How to recover from failover cluster failure in Scenario 1
SQL Server 2000
In this scenario, failure is caused by hardware failure in Node 1 of a two-node cluster. This hardware failure could be caused, for example, by the failure of a small computer system interface (SCSI) card or the operating system.
- After Node 1 fails, the Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 failover cluster fails over to Node 2.
- Run SQL Server Setup and remove Node 1. For more information, see How to remove a failover clustered instance .
- Evict Node 1 from Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS). To evict a node from MSCS, from Node 2, right-click on the node to remove, and then click Evict Node.
- Install new hardware to replace the failed hardware in Node 1.
- Install the operating system. For more information about which operating system to install and specific instructions on how to do this, see Before Installing Failover Clustering.
- Install MSCS and join the existing cluster. For more information, see Before Installing Failover Clustering.
- Run the Setup program on Node 2 and add Node 1 back to the failover cluster. For more information, see How to add nodes to an existing virtual server (Setup).