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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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 ...