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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrator's Companion by Victor Isakov, Stacia Misner, Burzin Patel, Marcilina Garcia, Edward Whalen

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Examples of Clustered Systems

In this section, we’ll look at four sample clustered systems that use MSCS. These examples will help you decide what type of cluster best suits your needs and environment.

Example 1—High-Availability System with Static Load Balancing

This system provides high availability for multiple applications on the cluster. It does, however, sacrifice some performance when only one node is online. This system allows the maximum utilization of the hardware resources because each node is being accessed. Figure 26-11 illustrates the configuration of this cluster, which is an active/active cluster.

High-availability cluster with static load balancing.

Figure 26-11. High-availability cluster ...

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