In this chapter we will provide you with all the functional and technical details you need to design your clustering solution. We will cover topics such as how many nodes to choose and how to configure eDirectory on your cluster. We will also give you some practical tips on how to set up clustering for applications that do not require shared storage.
In this section we will give you some general guidelines that will help you to design your clustering solution. You should really consider them as rules of thumb and not as the Law of Clustering. There are many parameters that can be different for your environment and that can make you decide to do it a little different.