A computer cluster consists of a set of connected computers that work together, and thus can be viewed and operated as a single system in many respects. A Windows cluster is such a set of computers running a Windows operating system. This feature has been available since NT 4.0.

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Building Windows Clusters [closed]

I'm a research student and I want to build a windows cluster at home with my laptops to test my parallel codes. The problem is I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, not a server edition. I'm using ...
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what components need for clustering two windows 2008 server?

what are the basic requirement for clustering in windows 2008 server? 1.i mean which exact 2008 server licence 2. how can i connect two server what component i need for that? 3. what is minimum ...
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Event log entry when moving service or application to another node

I have a windows Server 2008 R2 cluster and I would like to be able to distinguish between a user initiated failover and a failover caused be a resource check failing. I was hoping that the cluster ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster Print Server Failure

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster environmental that is having some issues with the print server application. I recently changed it's preferred node from one to the other, and with this ...
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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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How do I enable DAC on a clustered SQL Server 2008 after I can no longer connect to SQL Server in any other way

I'm having issues with SQLServer 2008 where a Server level triggered was not dropped correctly. Articles on the web recommend dropping them through the DAC. However, the DAC is disabled by default ...
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Receiving a notification on a Cluster Group Failover

I have several Windows Cluster set up and I have the need of keeping track of failovers. I'd need to receive a notification of sort whenever a group fails over. I've seen some examples around, but I ...
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Fusion-IO ioDrives in SQL Server cluster

Has anyone successfully set up a Fusion-io ioDrive (or similar product) in a Windows cluster for SQL Server? (I would be interested in either Windows Server 2003 or 2008 and SQL Server 2005 or 2008). ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster configuration with odd number of nodes

My shop is putting together a three-node cluster for use as a Hyper-V host for our customer. Previous installations we did for this customer only had two nodes per cluster, so we did Node and Disk ...
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Windows Failover Cluster for MSMQ without SAN?

Is it possible to create a 3 node Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster without a SAN? Our goal is to create a clustered MSMQ without any single points of failure. Ideally, the stored messages ...
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How can I make a Windows service which is not cluster-aware highly available?

I am using Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009's Role-Tailored Client (RTC), which utilizes a 3-tier architecture. The middle tier, which Microsoft calls the service tier, is a non-cluster-aware application ...
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Directories created by XP and Win-7 clients aren't visible to each other

We have a user who has found an interesting misbehavior on our file-serving cluster. He was able to create a directory on his home directory using WinXP and not have it be visible by a Win7 machine. ...
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Testing IIS7 cluster nodes before bringing online

We are starting a migration to a IIS cluster for load balancing, failover support, as well as zero-downtime upgrades. We are currently testing this configuration with a pair of Windows 2008 R2 ...
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SQL server failover clustering

How many failover clustered nodes can you have?, and if you add more and more nodes, is it going to slow down?
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Network Share on File Server Cluster being Interrupted

When I perform heavy disk operations, like deleting 10k files at a time, the network share becomes unresponsive and won't serve out files for a short time. Here's my configuration. I have a failover ...
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Can I Configure a Majority and File Share Quorum Where the File Share is Accessed Over the Internet?

I have a 2-site geographically dispersed Cluster setup and have 1 node in each site. Both sites are connected with FC for large volume synchronous data replication and high-bandwidth network ...
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Moving a single Windows 2008 box to a clustered implementation?

I have a system that currently runs on a single box, Windows 2008 Enterprise. This is just used as a web server. What is involved in creating a cluster? Basically doing this for availability ...
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Clustering service Configuration help

When setting up Windows Cluster, should "clustering service" run as a "domain account" or "Local System" account?
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Intermittent unavailability of an instance in a failover cluster while a standby node is offline in a SQL Server 2008 failover cluster

I've got a small failover cluster that I run for the websites my company has. During a RAM upgrade of the standby server, our websites started to show errors about not being able to access the ...
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Two clustered SQL instances on one cluster - same port 1433?

Can two clustered SQL instances on a 2003 windows cluster use the same 1433 tcp port setting reliably? It seems to be up and working right now.
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Windows DFS File System Clustering

We're attempted to set up a high availability network for our file servers, and we're wanting to do a DFS file system cluster using the same back-end storage (our back-end storage has its own ...
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Routing to a Terminal Services Cluster

I am trying to connect to a Load Balanced Windows 2008 R2 cluster using Remote Desktop Services. I have no trouble connecting to the the Servers' IP addresses (.253.16 and .253.17) or the Cluster ...
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Windows 2003 Cluster: Failover Delay

I am testing the failover policies of our test failover cluster system. When I shutdown the node who is currently controlling the cluster (NODE1), it takes about 2 mins and 40 seconds before the next ...
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I need advice about iscsi + zfs(or ntfs) + windows 2008 clustering

I want to setup a storage farm with iSCSI. I have 2 cluster node machine, 1 iscsi target machine that has 8TB installed as RAID 10. The capacity is now 8TB, but I'll upgrade the capacity in future. ...
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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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Configure preferred host on which to run?

We have set up a virtual Microsoft clustered environment and I want to set one virtual machine to run on each physical server. How can I do this?
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Oracle on windows cluster with online/offline IPs

I have a windows cluster (on windows 2008 server) with nodes in different subnets. So cluster has two IPs, one for each node (I'm talking not about node IP, but about cluster IP). One is online, the ...
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Microsoft Cluster or Oracle Fail Safe error

Trying to get Oracle Database 10g to work on Microsoft cluster (using Oracle Fail Safe, not RAC). Everything installed, but when trying to verify group or add database to group I get following error: ...
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SQL Clustering vs. SQL VM on a Hyper-V Cluster

In a deployment I'm considering, we have a production sQL server that needs to be highly available. It will be set up on a Server 2008R2 Cluster. Hyper-V will be set up already. I'm worried that ...
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Exchange 2007 two node cluster setup on Windows 2008 Enterprise, install error

I am installing Microsoft Exchange 2007 x64 in a two node environment using Microsoft Windows 2008 Enterprise x64. The Failover Cluster is all setup properly and following best practices for setting ...
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What is the least number of servers I need to deploy a Exchange 2007 CCR (Clustered Continuois Replication) cluster?

I've read that at the very least to get an Exchange 2007 CCR cluster for fail over redundancy, you need 2 servers running Exchange 2007 Ent and a 3rd server of any type as long as its running any ...
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Graceful Tomcat shutdown when Windows clustered service?

We're currently in a situation where a Tomcat service is being brought offline by a batch script each night (or at the presence of a war archive, at least) in a Windows clustered environment. The ...
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Cluster a vmware server between two cluster nodes

we run a vmware server 1.0 on one node of our Windows failover cluster. As this is a failover cluster we want to be able to cluster the vmware server to another node. Is that possible without concern? ...
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Re-adding SQL Server 2K5 cluster services

We've previously installed MS SQL Server 2005 in a fail-over cluster environment on two servers. After a major failure this weekend, the whole cluster has been recreated, but all the services are ...
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Will restarting the “Cluster Service” on the active cluster node cause any outages?

I have a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise active/passive cluster running SQL Server 2005. The "Cluster Service" service won't start on my passive node, and I'm pretty sure it's what's described in this ...