In This Chapter
Understanding clustering terminology.
The new Cluster Service.
Using Network Load Balancing.
Clustering Windows components.
Windows Server 2003 doesn't introduce many new clustering concepts, but it does extend clustering capabilities throughout most of the Windows Server 2003 family. New clusterable applications and services are also available, making creating high-availability network services easier.
One of the most important changes to clustering is that the Cluster Service is now available on three of the four Windows Server 2003 editions: Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter. Cluster Service clusters can also contain up to eight nodes, double the number of Windows 2000. Note that Standard Edition ...