Basically I'm completely naive in clustering. However I have to install an application that connect to a Sybase DB running inside MS Clustered environment. The cluster environment was setup by my vendor. As I tried to connect my app to the clustered db, I notice that there are two clustered IP addressed available.
The first one is the Clustered Core Resources IP Address:
The second is the Service Resource IP Address.
Either of the IP Addresses seem to work fine as Failover Resource. I can't decide which IP Address should be use in my application configuration, the Cluster Core Resource's or Service Resource's ? What's the advantage and disadvantage of each IP ? And which is the best practice to be used from applications ?