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Resources for Server Cluster information

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


  • For a good technical reference on clustering technologies, see Pfister, Gregory F. In Search of Clusters. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.

  • For information on Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition or Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, see the Microsoft Web site.

  • Microsoft maintains up-to-date Windows Server 2003 family product documentation at the Microsoft Web site. This site has information that is more current than the Help documentation on your product CD.

  • For technical support information on server clusters, see Updated technical information.

  • The Microsoft Windows Resource Kits contain additional technical, planning, and deployment information on server clusters. For more information about server cluster deployments, see "Planning for High Availability" at the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits Web site.

  • For a detailed description of how a business has used Network Load Balancing clusters and server clusters to improve performance and availability of their Web site and other services, refer to the clustering scenario at the Microsoft Web site.

  • Requests for Comments (RFCs) are an evolving series of reports, proposals for protocols, and protocol standards used by the Internet community. Standards are defined in RFCs published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other working groups. For more information on private IP network addresses, see RFC 1918: Address Allocation for Private Internets.

    You can obtain RFCs from the RFC Editor Web site.

    Web addresses can change, so you might be unable to connect to the Web site or sites mentioned here.

  • Cluster Administrator supports command-line parameters. If you start Cluster Administrator from the command line, you can connect to one or more clusters by specifying the cluster name, the name of one of the cluster nodes, or the name of a cluster IP address.

    When you specify the clusters to connect to using the Cluster Administrator command line, Cluster Administrator will not try to restore your most recent cluster connections. You can also prevent Cluster Administrator from restoring your most recent cluster connections by specifying the cluadmin /noreconnect command at the command line.

    For more information on administering a cluster from the command line, see Managing a Server Cluster from the Command Line.

  • The following links point to information that may help you better understand server clusters within the overall context of Windows Clustering.

    For information on the solutions that make up Windows Clustering, see Windows Clustering.

    For information on Network Load Balancing clusters, see Network Load Balancing Clusters.

    For information on server clusters and how they work with Network Load Balancing clusters, see Updated technical information.

  • Server clusters support unattended setup, a feature of Windows Server 2003 family operating systems.

    For information about unattended setup, see Planning for unattended Setup.

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