Chapter 9: Implementing Windows Cluster Services and Network Load Balancing

Making Server Clustering Part of Your High-Availability Plan

1. You have purchased a prepackaged solution that uses an eight-node majority node set (MNS) server cluster. Because you have so many nodes, you have decided to install three nodes in your Atlanta data center, three in your Denver data center, and the last two in your Seattle sales office. You notice fairly soon that the server cluster is experiencing some uptime issues. The nodes in your Atlanta data center seem to fail frequently during times of high WAN utilization. What is likely the problem?

A. All nodes in an MNS server cluster must be in the same data center.

B. The high WAN traffic is making the heartbeats ...

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