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Win2k DC as cluster ?

By tomhass ·
Hi

Confusion reigns:-

1. M$ article says can cluster DCs but have to go through a few hoops.
2. Many other articles either say can't or don't or best practice NOT to cluster DCs

I am under pressure to use as few servers as possible for a highly mobile project.

Can anyone help me clear this up ?

Thanks

Tom

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by ins413 In reply to Win2k DC as cluster ?

It really doesn't make much sense to cluster a DC. Replication occurs at regular intrevals anyways (or it should at any rate). If the DC's are doing anything else besides being DC's, then you would have to take it on a per app basis.

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by tomhass In reply to Win2k DC as cluster ?

I saw a similar comment about the cluster vs. replication for DC - this was in the articles I mentioned - not relevant for me as I have 2 x cluster-nodes for SQL. Project also needs DC - I want to know whether to avoid buying more hardware by using these as DC also or not...

Thanks for the input...anyone else got a clear reason and experience to and not to cluster DC ?

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by jwilczyn In reply to Win2k DC as cluster ?

A server cluster is a group of independent computer systems, known as nodes, working together as a single system to ensure that critical applications and resources remain available to clients.
Clustering allows users and administrators to access and manage the nodes as a single system rather than as separate computers.
Clusters are for sharing resources or applications ? DCs are for administering domains.

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by tomhass In reply to Win2k DC as cluster ?

I am not after a "how clusters work" but need a good reason why I should or should not cluster DCs.

Thanks though - Anyone else ?

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