Once the cluster has passed the health checks, the first node is tested and when it passes, patching would begin.
Putting the first node into maintenance mode, beekeeper calls the SCCM client to install patches.
After apply software updates, beekeeper removes the first node from maintenance mode and then moves on to the next node in the cluster.
The SQL Failover Cluster has been patched, and the databases stayed online. Only a single node was patched at a given time to make sure availability is not interrupted.
Using beekeeper to patch your systems saves the time operations personnel had to manual patch and verify success.
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