Chapter 18. Administering and Managing Failover Clustering

Failover clustering is one of four SQL Server 2005 high-availability alternatives. Other SQL Server 2005 high-availability alternatives include database mirroring, log shipping, and peer-to-peer replication. Database mirroring and peer-to-peer replication are new technologies introduced with SQL Server 2005 and are discussed in other chapters within this book.

This chapter first focuses on an overview of SQL Server clustering, Windows clustering prerequisites, and ways to configure Windows clustering with Windows Server 2003 R2. The chapter also includes step-by-step procedures on installing and configuring both a single instance and multiple instances of SQL Server 2005 two-node failover ...

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