By Gary Mauler
An IT decision-maker's street map to making scalable and trustworthy home windows 2000 clustered systems.Clustering home windows 2000 explains what a cluster is and what it's not. It explains the ideas and expertise from the viewpoint of Microsoft's home windows kinfolk of working platforms. Mauler and Beebe completely discover the serious interplay and integration of cutting-edge desktop with those working platforms and in addition with third-party layered suggestions. besides the fact that, greater than educating expertise, the publication offers a distinct framework wherein readers can evaluation their enterprises' personal clustering wishes. the hot Cluster Configuration MatrixC offered the following lets them ascertain the application of the various clustering items and suggestions given their businesses' particular requisites for top availability. Clustering home windows 2000 allows IT pros to create a powerful clustering procedure which may develop with their corporations' wishes and accommodate ongoing advancements in clustering expertise. This special ebook is for everybody from approach designers to IT managers who desire a good realizing of the optimum items and applied sciences they could use in developing "clusters" of desktops to help really enterprise-caliber courses. Demystifies home windows clustering from either a and software program viewpointDefines clustering terminology and ideas from a vendor-neutral perspectiveProvides a matrix for comparing the multitude of cluster expertise choices
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1 User recovery From a system crash or from an administrative operation session failover, there are two possibilities. The first (and ideal) is that the user has no perceived disconnect. As far as the user is concerned, nothing happened! The second case (and most common) is a lost session—or session disconnect. The cluster is still available, but the user is forced to reaccess the resource desired. If the application involved is critical and session disconnects are a possibility, then the application needs to involve transactional processing or the capability to rollback to its initial state.
The customer's pleas of "enough is enough" fell on the ears of Microsoft—a listener. Then the customer settled for less at a greatly reduced price. Herein lies the dichotomy of the past decade. It is between those that settled for the new, the cheap, and the "not so available or reliable" as opposed to those that remember the days of "money is no object" and the legacy systems of yore. Many of the hardware features specifically designed into legacy systems addressed the issues of reliability and high availability in software applications.
208 Hardware diagnostic procedures for a cluster 209 Remote system management 210 Verifying cluster hardware capacity 210 Planning system capacity in a cluster 212 Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) for scalability 213 Administering applications in a clustered environment 217 Page ix Identifying cluster-aware applications 218 Licensing applications in a cluster 218 Administering cluster failover groups 219 Determining a preferred node for a group 219 Determining resource dependencies in a group Cluster resources 220 Administering virtual servers 221 Cluster alias name 221 IP addresses 222 Managing cluster failover events 222 The impact of failover on server applications 223 The impact of failover on end users 223 10 Achieving Data Center Reliability with Windows NT/2000 Clustering 225 Total system design approach to high availability 225 Identifying the cause of downtime 226 Quality hardware 228 Selecting high-quality hardware 229 Selecting a vendor 231 Dealing with commodity hardware 232 Why is MSCS certification important to you?