High-Availability Solutions Using Microsoft Windows 2000 Cluster Service

Microsoft Corporation

Created: January 2002
Revised: March 2003

Applies to:
     Microsoft® BizTalk™ Server 2000
     Microsoft® Windows 2000 Advanced Server
     Microsoft® Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

Summary: Learn how to plan, design, and deploy a highly available implementation of Microsoft BizTalk Server using the Cluster service component of Microsoft Windows 2000.

This article is intended for customers who have stringent requirements for system uptime and guaranteed data delivery.

  • Part 1 contains general information about the importance of clustering and the software, hardware, and cost considerations for its deployment.
  • Part 2 contains detailed steps for setting up the cluster.

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