ITidiots Episode 39: Virtual Windows Clustering

Posted in Operating Systems, Podcasts, Cloud Computing on July 16, 2008

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This weeks video training screencast: Windows clustering provides ultimate fault tolerance, basically you can have two machines, called nodes, presenting a single ‘virtual’ server to the network, and this virtual server can run on any node. If one node dies, then the virtual server simply runs on the other. Testing for clustering usually involves expensive hardware but in this podcast we show you how you can set up a virtual cluster using 4 virtual machines, one domain controller, two nodes, and one VM running FreeBSD based openfiler for the shared iSCSI storage. Use this as the basis for building your Exchange or SQL clustering test lab.

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Tags: OS, Windows, Clustering, ITidiots, Virtualization, Windows 2003 Server, MCSE, SAN, Server