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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Server Clustering

  • 0.11 Define server clustering. Describe the hardware components required to cluster servers.

Server clustering is having multiple independent network servers perform as a single system. This configuration can provide high availability and scalability. If one of the network servers in a server cluster fails, another network server in the cluster will take over its workload.

To create a server cluster, several things are needed, including at least two network servers, some type of hardware that will allow the network servers to share disk drives, and some special software designed to implement the cluster. Server clustering is not a new technology. Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) created clusters of its VAX computers in the ...

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