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How many nodes a SQL 2016 can support?

Last Updated: 27th June, 2021

SQL Server Standard is supported for 2 nodes. If more than 2 nodes are required, then SQL Server Enterprise Edition is still needed.

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Accordingly, does SQL Server 2016 Standard support clustering?

Support for Failover Clustered Instances SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances on Standard Edition has been available since SQL Server 2005. Several things make SQL Server 2016 Failover Clustered Instances on Standard Edition a cost-effective high availability solution.

Beside above, how many maximum number of nodes are supported in a Windows Server 2016 failover cluster? 64 nodes

One may also ask, does SQL standard support clustering?

SQL Standard Edition SQL Server Standard Edition will provide most functionality that administrators will want. This includes the most common type of mirroring, and clustering up to two cluster nodes.

How many nodes are in a failover cluster?

Starting with Windows Server 2012, Failover Clustering can support to up 64-nodes in a single cluster making it industry leading in scale for a private cloud.

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