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Server Cluster Design and Deployment Process

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

You begin the server cluster design and deployment process by defining your high-availability needs. After you determine the applications or services you want to host on a server cluster, you need to understand the clustering requirements of those applications or services. Next, design your server cluster support network, making sure that you protect your data from failure, disaster, or security risks. After you evaluate and account for all relevant hardware, software, network, and security factors, you are ready to deploy a server cluster. Figure 7.1 illustrates the server cluster design process.

Figure 7.1   Designing and Deploying Server Clusters

Designing and Deploying Server Clusters
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