-- Detailed techniques for clustering SQL Server, Exchange Server, IIS, and eCommerce applications.
-- CD-ROM: Code samples for building sophisticated, cluster-aware Windows 2000 applications.
Microsoft's Windows 2000 Server clustering solutions enable enterprises to dramatically improve the availability, scalability, and manageability of virtually any business-critical system. Windows 2000 Cluster Server Guidebook is the first book to deliver expert, start-to-finish guidance for planning, deploying, and managing Windows 2000 clusters. Libertone starts by reviewing Windows 2000's key clustering concepts and architecture, and the key issues associated with deploying clustering in the enterprise. Walk through building a cluster, mastering failover, load balancing, dual-NIC cluster configurations, Fibre Channel-based clusters, and more. Review real-world cluster configuration and deployment in SQL Server, Exchange Server, and IIS Web/eCommerce applications; then, learn how to manage clustering from both the Cluster Administrator utility and the command line. Libertone helps readers choose the best hardware platforms for clustering, and even presents hard-to-find information and sample code for cluster-aware application development using Microsoft's new clustering APIs.