Is it possible to have multiple names for the same SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (virtual server)? IT has a naming convention they like, but it hard codes the Windows cluster name into the SQL Server cluster name, which makes extra client configuration work when we have to migrate servers.
The last time they migrated (from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005 in 2000 compatibility mode), I think they just added another (DNS) hostname alias, but they only had one FCI. We are now migrating to SQL Server 2012 and we will have two FCIs ("active/active", although I know that's not really the right term), so we can't just use a default instance.
Note that I'm not the one who will be implementing the cluster, but I am migrating the databases and the client software, so I'm making the requests to the guys who are implementing the cluster. I don't want to ask them to do something that can't be done or isn't a good idea.