Chapter 7. Reliability and Clustering

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding clustering concepts

Setting up a cluster

Configuring an Exchange cluster

What's New

Clustering in Exchange 2003 leverages the clustering technology provided with Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, enabling Exchange administrators to create high-availability, fault-tolerant messaging architectures.

Although there are no “hard” numbers on uptime and availability of a clustered Exchange 2003 implementation, benchmarking from Exchange 2000 indicates that clustering is instrumental in moving availability toward 98% uptime and beyond. With improvements to both the underlying clustering technology in the operating system and improvements to Exchange 2003, this should ...

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