In a working SQL-Server failover cluster environment I can open a SQL-Server connection using the configured service's IP address independantly of the current node it is on. I wonder if the assigned virtual network name should allow to be used as well to connect? Actually it's not possible to use it.
So instead of
10.20.30.40\instance1 should I be able to connect using
sqlnetwork01\instance1 as well? Do I face a configuration mistake if I can't or do I have a misunderstanding of the concepts?
sqlnetwork01\instance1 is accessible from the same domain, my mistake was to try from a different one where it does not answer.