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My question is first of all for guys who had experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition. As i found i can bake cluster (Failover Cluster Nodes). This cluster gives me one ip adress. So question: can i bind this virtual ip address to my website's domain address (for example http://example.com -> cluster ip address) for fault tolerance?

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So question: can i bind this virtual ip address to my website's domain address (for example http://example.com -> cluster ip address) for fault tolerance?

Yes. This is exactly how it works - the currently active node will use the IP, so if you bind the IP to your side (and set up the rest corerrectly) this allows failover.

That said, it is a bad technolgoy for clustering websites. Better use NLB and balance (active / active). Clustering is a good choice - for active / passive nodes, but a website can be active / active.

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thank you! –  Edward83 Nov 28 '10 at 22:45
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Yes, you can do just that.

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thank you for answer! Tell me please: as i understood this cluster's virtual ip address will be visible from internet? across network? –  Edward83 Nov 28 '10 at 22:05
    
It depends if the VIP is a real external address, if so then sure you can expose that directly, if not you'll need to NAT it via your router - I'd suggest this anyway to be honest. –  Chopper3 Nov 29 '10 at 9:44
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