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

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Running Server Clusters

Cluster Administrator (Cluadmin.exe) provides the graphical interface for managing, monitoring, and configuring server clusters. Its command-line counterpart is Cluster.exe. Both tools use the Cluster API to manage the Cluster service.

The Cluster Service and Cluster Objects

The Cluster service is responsible for all aspects of server cluster operation and also maintains the cluster database. The Cluster service uses objects to control the physical and logical units within the cluster. Many types of cluster objects are defined, including those pertaining to the following components:

  • Cluster networks

  • Cluster interfaces

  • Nodes

  • Cluster resources

  • Resource types

  • Groups

Cluster objects have properties that define their behavior within ...

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