Category Archives: Clustering

Clustering IIS and SQL on the Same Boxes – Originally Posted Feb 17, 2006

NO!!!! That pretty much summarizes my feelings on this topic. I have seen this proposed as a configuration before many times. The web guys say they need HA SQL for their web site data and then they figure that since … Continue reading

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Costs of High Availability – Clustering Windows Server 2003 – Original Posted Jul 29, 2005

NOTE: For anyone looking for an actual cost, sorry, there isn’t anything in this blog entry about the actual dollars needed. ┬á I am having a flash back today, it must be the new medication. ­čÖé ┬á The costs of … Continue reading

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Clustering is not the solution all the time – Original Posted Feb 8, 2005

Everyone repeat after me, "I will not waste money trying to cluster every freaking service offered by Microsoft servers." I just feel the need to scream this out loud today. That there are often simpler and easier ways to provide┬áredundancy … Continue reading

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MSDTC and Server Clustering – Revisited – Original Posted Mar 24, 2005

Greg Page of the Microsoft Cluster Group and I had a mini-discussion today on the microsoft.public.windows.server.clustering newsgroup, as well as followed it up with a phone conversation, regarding the implementation of the MSDTC resource. In the past, Microsoft has clearly … Continue reading

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NLB Unicast vs. Multicast – Original Posted Feb 21, 2005

As usual, confusion motivates me to blog some more. In this case, I have blogged this because I was confused, and I am pretty sure that I have it straight now. Comments may prove me wrong. When designing, planning, testing, … Continue reading

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High Availability Definition – Original Posted Feb 11, 2005

I gave a lot of thought before I decided to blog on this one because I know I am going against the established grain with my method of explaining HA. However, I am used to being spanked in public, so … Continue reading

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Heartbeat Network – Original Posted Feb 10, 2005

This is pet peeve of mine. I have run into several instances where clusters have been installed and the heartbeat network is not properly configured. The heartbeat network is a private network shared just by the nodes of a cluster … Continue reading

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