How to Open Cluster Administrator


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-04

As with standard Windows clusters, you perform most of the configuration tasks and the management tasks that are associated with Exchange clusters using Cluster Administrator. This procedure outlines how to open Cluster Administrator.

Before you start managing your Exchange cluster, you may want to review what constitutes an Exchange Virtual Server and its associated Exchange resources. You may also want to become more familiar with Cluster Administrator—the primary tool used to configure and manage clusters.

Before performing the cluster administration tasks outlined in this chapter, you must be familiar with the clustering concepts described in "Checklist: Preparation for installing a cluster" in the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Enterprise Edition Online Help and in the Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference.

Also, make sure that you are familiar with "Using Server Clustering" in Planning an Exchange Server 2003 Messaging System and with "Deploying Exchange 2003 in a Cluster" in the Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Guide.

  • On a computer that is running Cluster Administrator, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Cluster Administrator.

    Cluster Administrator

    As an alternative to Cluster Administrator, you can administer clusters from the command line. For information about using the command line to manage cluster settings, see "Managing a Server Cluster from the Command Line" in the Cluster Administrator Help.