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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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Implementing a Windows Cluster

Before you can jump in and start creating and working with the Failover Cluster service in Windows Server 2008, you must understand the different components that make up a cluster. This section is divided into two parts. First, you'll learn about the components and terminology involved in Windows Failover Clustering. Then, you'll explore the steps required to install the Failover Clustering service and implement a failover cluster.

Failover Clustering Components

The Windows Failover Clustering service can be installed and configured using simple wizards; however, the simple installation process belies a more complicated set of tools and concepts that must be understood by the server administrator. As the DBA, you ...

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