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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 21. Using Clusters

Windows Server 2008 supports two high-availability clustering technologies: Network Load Balancing (NLB) clusters and Failover clusters. Microsoft does not support combining these clustering technologies. This chapter describes the two types of clustering supported by Windows Server 2008, their place in the enterprise, and their configuration and requirements. Finally, we’ll take a brief look at a new Microsoft clustering technology that is designed to support high-performance computing (HPC)—Microsoft HPC Server 2008.

What Is a Cluster?

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