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White Paper: Windows Server 2003 Server Cluster Architecture

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Server clusters running on the Windows Server 2003 operating system provide failover support for back-end programs and services that require high availability and data integrity. These back-end programs include enterprise programs such as database, file server, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and messaging systems. This white paper focuses on the architecture and features of server clusters and covers terminology, concepts, design goals, key components, and planned future directions.

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Topics That Are Included in This White Paper

  • Cluster Terminology
  • Server Cluster Architecture
  • Cluster Quorum
  • Cluster Resources
  • Cluster Administration
  • Cluster Formation and Operation
  • Failure Detection
  • Future Directions

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Article Info
Article ID : 818686
Revision : 8
Created on : 2/28/2007
Published on : 2/28/2007
Exists online : False
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