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Building High Availability Windows Server™ 2003 Solutions by Marcin Policht, Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 6. Building the Foundations for a Highly Available Architecture

Introduction

A lot of theory has been covered in the previous chapters. Now it’s time to start implementing. This chapter and the ones to follow take what we have discussed up to now and roll it into an implementation plan for a data center that tens of thousands of users will rely upon.

First, we introduce clustering as it is accomplished on the Windows Server 2003 platform. We also discuss cluster concepts, models, and architecture. Then we implement the Active Directory architecture and network architecture as discussed in Chapter 5, “Preparing the Platform for a High-Performance Network,” and lay the foundations for a highly available and reliable Web, database, and email ...

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