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Mastering Windows Server 2016 by Jordan Krause

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Clustering tiers

An overhead concept to failover clustering that is important to understand is the different tiers at which clustering can benefit you. There are two different levels upon which you can use clustering. You can take an either/or approach and use just one of these levels of failover clustering, or you can combine both to really impress your HA friends.

Application layer clustering

Clustering at the application level typically involves installing failover clustering onto virtual machines. Using VMs is not a hard requirement, but is the most common installation path. You can mix and match virtual machines with physical servers in a clustering environment, as long as each server meets the installation criteria. This application mode of ...

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