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Interesting one today:

During one of the Sql Cluster set up in our lab environment, we ran into this interesting (and common) error message.

The Sql Server failover cluster instance name '' already exists as a clustered resource. 
Specify a different failover cluster name.
Sql Cluster Set up Error

Sql Cluster Set up Error

Resolution

Turns out, the sysadmins created a Resource Group with the same name and allocated all the cluster disks to it. So, when I attempt to create a new Resource Group (for Sql Server resources), it throws this error.

 

SqlCluster Install Resolution

SqlCluster Install Resolution

 

Solution: Once the dummy resource group was removed, the cluster set up wizard progressed without any errors.

The moral of the story is, when we are about to create a resource group, make sure a resource group by the same name does not already exist.

 

 

Hope this helps,
_Sqltimes
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Quick one today:

Not often, but once in a while, we need to check what Sql Components are installed on a given virtual machine; so we could replicate (install the same components) on any dependent database virtual machines. Very rarely do we get opportunities to appreciate the multiple features made available through the Sql Installer. Microsoft provides awesome tools to achieve this fashionably.

Follow these steps:

Step 1:

To open the Sql Installer, go to

  • Start
  • Microsoft Sql Server
  • Configuration Tools
  • Sql Server Installation Center
Sql Server Installation Center

Sql Server Installation Center

 

Step 2:

Under Sql Server Installation Center, open Tools. Go to Installed Sql Server Features Discovery Report.

 

Sql Install Discovery Report

Sql Install Discovery Report

 

Step 3:

When you click on it, Sql Server Installation Center will generate the report.

Running Discovery Report

Running Discovery Report

Once the report completes, it shows the output in, an easy to use, HTML format in a browser. Sample report is attached below:

Installed Components (Discovery Report)

Installed Components (Discovery Report)

Note: The same report is saved as SqlDiscoveryReport.htm under Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\…\Setup Bootstrap\Log\…

 

Hope this helps,
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