Verifying the Cluster and Enabling Client Access
Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
The final step in implementing your new Network Load Balancing cluster is to ensure that you have properly implemented and configured your cluster. In "Installing and Configuring the First Cluster Host" earlier in this chapter, you verified your implementation of individual servers. Now you must ensure that the entire cluster is secure and is properly monitored and health checked.
To verify the cluster and enable client access, complete the following tasks:
Verify the cluster host restoration process.
Verify that identified security threats are mitigated.
Perform monitoring and health checking on the complete cluster.
Verify proper operation of applications and services running on the cluster.
Enable client access to the cluster.