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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Clustering in a Microsoft environment

The generic term clustering in computer terminology refers to any method that groups multiple computers together to provide a particular service. The common reason this is done is to introduce high availability and/or distribution of resources. For the purposes of this book, clustering leverages multiple physical computers to provide a hosting service for virtual machines. All of this is transparent to the consumers—both technological and human; the machines themselves and the clients that rely on them operate as though the cluster and virtualization components were non-existent. Users employ the exposed services no differently than they would if they were directly installed on a traditional physical deployment. ...

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