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Novell Cluster Services™ for Linux and NetWare by Sander van Vugt, Rob Bastiaansen

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Chapter 1Introduction to Clustering and High Availability

In this first chapter we will introduce the general concept of clustering. The Novell Cluster Services (NCS) product will be put into perspective with regard to other high-availability solutions. The terminology around high availability and Novell Cluster Services will also be explained in detail. We will provide guidelines here about when to use cluster products and when not to use them. The hardware and software requirements for Novell Cluster Services will be covered at the end of this chapter.

Novell Cluster Services Defined

This section introduces Novell’s clustering software. If you are new to the product, you must certainly read on because if you miss the basics, it ...

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