Enhance fault tolerance and high availability in Windows Server 2003: Implement Windows cluster services and network load balancing
Windows Server 2003 provides network administrators with two powerful tools to enhance fault tolerance and high availability: server clustering and Network Load Balancing (NLB). Learn how to implement both in this sample chapter from The Best Damn Windows Server 2003 Book Period . Begin with server clustering: learn related terminology and concepts, investigate three cluster models, and consider cluster deployment options. Study cluster administration, including how to use the Cluster Administrator tool as well as command-line tools. Also look at best practices for deploying server clusters, explore hardware issues, cluster network configuration, and security issues for server clusters. In the second half of the chapter, learn how to make Network Load Balancing part of your high-availability plan. Familiarize yourself with NLB concepts, learn how NLB works, and study the relationship of NLB to clustering. Learn how to manage NLB clusters using the NLB Manager tool, remote-management tools, and command-line tools. Also covered are NLB error detection and handling, monitoring NLB using various tools, and best practices for implementing and managing NLB.
Title: The Best Damn Windows Server 2003 Book Period
Published: June 2004
Authors: Susan Snedaker
Chapter: Chapter 6: Implementing Windows Cluster Services and Network Load Balancing
Published by Syngress Publishing