A computer cluster consists of a set of loosely connected computers that work together so that in many respects they can be viewed as a single system.

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2012 Cluster service name failing

I have successfully created a cluster, but any services I try to cluster fail with the same or similar symptoms (I have tried clustering DTC and installing a SQL cluster). Environment: 2 – nodes – ...
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Clustered machines management

Our startup firm runs multiple services hosted on JBoss AS. Those services are distinguished by their business and are clustered for the sake of high availability and scalability. What I'm looking ...
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Display or install Windows product key on command line

We are currently in the process of setting up several Windows HPC clusters using Windows 2008 HPC R2. We would like to be able to perform Windows licensing commands across the clusters via the ...
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SQL Clustering on Hyper V - is a cluster within a cluster a benefit

This is a re-hash of a question I asked a while back - after a consultant has come in firing ideas in to other teams in the department the whole issue has been raised again hence I'm looking for more ...
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What applications can be used in a Red Hat/CentOS cluster?

When I look at the Red Hat cluster manuals 1 2, they only explain how to install it but not what applications can use it. I am new to clusters, so I don't know these things =) Let's say I want to 3 ...
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one fast VM on many slow hosts?

Is there any VM host software that supports a host-cluster, where it sums all (physical) RAMs to one big (virtual) RAM, and maps the many host-CPUs (in many PCs) to some (virtual) multi-core setup? ...
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Ubuntu Clustered KVM's

I'd like to set up three virtualized server on one box running Ubuntu KVM. I'd also like to have a second machine mirroring the above mentioned on a cluster so that if the first machine physically ...
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Active/Active vs Active/Passive cluster

First time setting up a clustered environment, and have a few questions. From a windows cluster perspective what determines if it is an Active/Active cluster vs an Active/Passive cluster? Is it the ...
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3 Servers, is this is a cluster?

At the moment I have one Ubuntu server, 9.10, running with a simple Samba share, a mail server, DNS server and DHCP server. Mostly its just there for file sharing and email server. I also have 2 ...
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Multiple servers acting like a single one with all the hardware?

by now I have 10 servers for hpc, power computing oriented. My users need to launch several processes using qmake. The users are used to work with ubuntu 9.10, and the software from the repositories ...
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Is it possible to have automatic failover of a windows service without windows clustering?

Due to a partial failure of our SAN we have switched our message queuing (Active MQ) from using network storage to using local storage. Because the secondary server is no longer sharing the same ...
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Windows Cluster Fails after Power Outage

First, we have a Windows 2008 R2 Two Node cluster running HA Hyper-V and DHCP. We utilize a back-end Dell MD3000i iSCSI SAN for storage. All of the networking is done via redundant switches and MPIO ...
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Windows Cluster - Can I failover without disturbing SQL?

I have a 3 node cluster. All of the nodes are part of Cluster01 in what should be A/A/P mode. Usually instanceA and instanceB of SQL Server would reside on NodeA and NodeB respectively. the windows ...
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Are there problems teaming the public network adapters on a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster?

We have a two-node Windows Server 2008 R2 fail-over cluster that's hosting about a dozen instances of SQL Server. The nodes each have four network adapters in them (a pair of dual-port Broadcom ...
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HYPER-V R2 Can not mount ISO from network location (UNC Path)

So, as the name suggest I'm trying to mount a ISO from a network share using the UNC path to a HYPER-V R2 Cluster. This is a pure Demo / test case setup with: 2x HYPER-V R2 1X NAS/iSCSI CSV Cluster ...
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Combining failover clustering and database mirroring

When you combine failover clustering and database mirroring in SQL Server, you need to change the mirroring partner timeout value so that the local cluster gets a chance to fail over before database ...
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What is the differences between a Remote File Share Witness Quorum and a Disk Witness Quorum?

Say you set up a Windows Server Failover Cluster consisting of two nodes, on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. Now when you want to configure quorum you can use either a remote shared folder, or a ...
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How do I network this Windows Failover Cluster and MongoDB Replica Set? (diagram inside)

As you can see, my two Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) nodes have three network interfaces each, which connects them to three different networks : A public network A private network ...
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What is and what is not replicated in a glassfish cluster with a mod_jk load balancer?

I have a Glassfish (3.1.2) cluster over 2 computers as nodes, with a mod_jk load balancer. Are servlet instance variables replicated perfectly? If not, how do I make sure it is? Are all actions, ...
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High Availability NFS Server (Heartbeat/DRBD) long hang on clients when takeover occurs

We have a High Availability NFS environment using DRBD, heartbeat and nfs exposed to clients (Simular to the following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HighlyAvailableNFS ). This seems to be a ...
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How to change the Service Console subnet on an ESX cluster?

We have an existing VMware ESX 3.5 cluster (6 hosts, VI 2.5) and need to move the service consoles to a new subnet. We would like to do this without downtime for the VMs. In my previous experiments ...
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Are there high availability cluster solutions for real-time TCP streaming?

We have a server that receives some data, acting as a TCP client, processes it in some way, and serving processed data to clients, acting as a TCP server. It also stores this data on disk and can ...
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Migrating Windows 2003 File Server Cluster to Windows 2008 R2 Standalone?

We have a situation where we have an aging Windows 2003 File Server Cluster that we'd like to move to a standalone Windows Server 2008 R2 VM that resides in our Hyper-V R2 installation. We see no ...
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Sun Grid Engine Array Job Individual Resources

Is it possible in Sun Grid Engine to have array jobs where each subtask has a unique requirement? For example I may have an array job for which each task has a small unique requirement but I do not ...
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Windows Server 2008 Cluster Errors

We have a couple dozen Win2008 and 2008R2 Enterprise clusters that are used for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Enterprise/Datacenter. In the past we have had many issues with random failovers and ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Clustering options

I am looking to setup SQL 2008 R2 clustering on Windows Server 2008 R2. Can someone give me some options available for installing SQL Server clustering or best practices? I thought SQL had ...
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Distributed File Systems

So, I've been reading several articles around ServerFault as well as google. (For Example, this link) My Requirements are very similar to the link above, however i'd like to also have dynamic or at ...
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Windows SQL Server Cluster Failover Without Disruption

Is MS SQL server clustering capable of performing a seamless fail over between nodes? That is, where the clients wouldn't notice anything had changed except perhaps a short delay during the ...
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Pitfalls to using Gluster as a home/profile directory server?

I was asking recently about options for divvying up access to file servers, as we have a NAS solution that gets fairly bogged down when our users (with giant profiles, especially) all log in nearly ...
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Cannot add second host to a Network Load Balance cluster

I am using Network Load Balancing on Windows server 2008. (Servers have two NIC's and the cluster is configured to run in unicast mode) I can configure the cluster on either of the hosts and add the ...
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Gotchas when building a Beowulf Cluster [closed]

I am creating a beowulf cluster on a very limited budget which will be used to simulate fluid flow problems. I have never created a beowulf cluster before and am looking for suggestions and gotchas ...
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Choice of distributed filesystem for intensive reads and writes

I have a series of servers (HP ProLiant, 34 servers) each of which with 500 G of hard drive space. These servers are part of a computational cluster which runs processes that roughly fall into two ...
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How to properly shut down Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster?

We need to shut down MS Failover Cluster running on two nodes with MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise for hardware maintenance. I recently came across two possible approaches on how to shut down ...
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Riak cluster backup 10 nodes to 6 nodes

I'm wondering how we can backup a cluster of 10 nodes and restore on a cluster of 6 nodes. No matter the technique used for the backup (fsync, riakmanager, ...). Any help you can give would be ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-V - iSCSI SAN - All Hyper-V Guests stops responding and extensive disk read/write

We have a problem with one of our deployments of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with a 2 node cluster connected to a iSCSI SAN. Our Problem Our problem is that for some reason all of the VMs stops ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine can't be migrated to a specific host in the cluster

I have a three-node Hyper-V cluster running on Windows Server 2008 R2 which is working quite flawlessly: there are no errors, live migration works, all hosts can and will happily run all virtual ...
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Prevent iSCSI connection from being terminated early on reboot

I have a clustered Hyper-V environment with four nodes and three PowerVault MD3xxx storage arrays for shared storage. The servers are using standard Ethernet connections for the iSCSI fabric (not ...
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Are there any serverless distributed filesystems?

Similar to Is there a Distributed SAN/Storage System out there? or Distributed redundant storage solution?, except with a couple key differences (and two years newer). Context: I have a small Rocks ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster, “available storage” shows “offline”

I've installed a SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster and I found the resource group "available storage" shows "offline" status. What does it mean? It seems I can't take it online. I tried to use the cluster ...
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Using PCIe as an Interconnect Connection [closed]

I was researching about connecting multiple server nodes together to share resources. I came up to this page: http://www.plxtech.com/applications/cloud From what I read, I see this is possible. ...
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SQL Server Cluster Performance

Can anybody help me answer what I hope is a really simple question? Assume I have an application running against a SQL Server database, and I am running performance tests. Should I expect improved ...
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linux clustered Filesystem

I currently have two CentOS Boxes providing NFS Services to multiple Web servers. Could someone recommand a file system which would mirror all files across both of these servers easily and ...
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alternative to Clusterssh for managing multiple SSH server

Is there any alternative to Clusterssh,pssh etc? to manage multiple ssh based servers through one interface? one weakness in Clusterssh is that my servers use key based authentication, with ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Cluster vs. DFS

We're currently using 2 Windows 2008 R2 with DFS but discovered some issues with: replication of permissions (permissions are not replicated across DFS members) replication of quota (quota is ...
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Does Windows Server 2008 R2 standard edition support cluster?

I want to install sql server 2008 r2 edition in a cluster environment. Can I use Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition? Thanks.
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mirrored filesystem across a few servers

I'm looking for a solution to mirror or replicate one directory (or one filesystem) across a few Linux servers. Ideal solution would be one, which permits all servers read-write access. I also want it ...
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HA Cluster having tower 4U server with SAS

I'm a little bit confused in here.. I want to have 2 node cluster with shared storage. I read all wiki page about HA cluster. Now in my head there's a scheme like: So we have two 4U tower servers ...
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Hosting Very High bandwidth sites

I have been tasked with scoping out infrastructure requirements for a site that will be pulling over 10 million plus unique visitors per month. This site will be several gigs in size content wise. I ...
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I'm thinking n+1 in a hyper-v r2 cluster managed by scvmm is not a great idea anymore

Around here the clusters (not hyper-v clusters) are typically configured as n+1, so they are asking me to create a n+1 hyper-v r2 clusters. These will configured with both csv's and live migration and ...
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Can I use ext3 as a shared fs if I add a lock manager?

I need a cluster filesystem for an iSCSI device. The problem is that the servers to which it is connected generate datafiles which must be read by every other servers. Except for the writing and ...