Introduction to Microsoft Windows NT Cluster Server: Programming and Administration

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CRC Press, Dec 15, 1999 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
Mastering cluster technology-the linking of servers-is becoming increasingly important for application and system programmers and network designers, administrators, and managers. With Microsoft's Windows NT cluster server being the first to tie cluster technology with a major operating system, it appears destined to take a leadership position in th

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Page 287 - ... configuration data. It will theoretically receive current information, since Cluster Services maintains the latest copy of the quorum resource database. The quorum-capable resource selected to maintain the configuration data is necessary for the cluster's recovery as this data contains all of the changes applied to the cluster database. The quorum resource is generally accessible to other cluster resources so that any cluster node will have access to database changes. If the node is the first...
Page 286 - When a node is online, it is an active member of the cluster and can own and run groups as well as honor cluster database updates, contribute votes to the quorum algorithm, and maintain heartbeats.

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