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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Using Server Cluster

Server cluster is implemented using the Microsoft Cluster service and is used to provide failover support for applications and services. A server cluster can consist of up to eight nodes. Each node is attached to one or more cluster storage devices. Cluster storage devices allow different servers to share the same data and thus, by reading this data, provide failover for resources. You can use shared Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) or fibre channel devices. The preferred technique is fibre channel, and it is recommended when you have three or more nodes. For server clusters running 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2003, fibre channel is the only technique that should be used.

Server Cluster Configurations

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