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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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The Client Connection Impact of a Failover

To help in visualizing exactly what effect a SQL Server failure and subsequent failover may have on an end-user application, we’ll go ahead and install a small test database on this SQL Server failover cluster called CompSales2014. (See the Introduction chapter for information on how to download and install the CompSales2014 sample database.) This shouldn’t take you more than about 10 minutes to do. Use SSMS to do this install but start by connecting to the virtual SQL Server (SQLProdFCI in our example) that we just created (as shown in Figure 44.21).

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FIGURE 44.21 Connect to the virtual SQL Server ...

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