Tuning Microsoft Server Clusters

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 22, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 368 pages
DELIVER HIGH PERFORMANCE AND AVAILABILITY BY OPTIMIZING RESOURCES

Beyond implementation and configuration, there's tuning. If only it were a matter of watching the needle 'til it hits the right spot on the dial! But it isn't and that's why you'll be glad expert Bob Buchanan shares his tuning skills in this 1-2-3 tutorial. Reducing a daunting task to a fine -- but doable -- art, Buchanan shows you his proven methodology for guaranteeing optimal performance. Tuning Microsoft Server Clusters exposes the nuts and bolts of cluster and end-to-end system optimization.

A CLUSTER IS ONLY AS GOOD AS ITS CONFIGURATION

Tuning Microsoft Server Clusters gives you:
* An approach that puts optimization in real-life business and technical context
* A proven methodology that shows you how to get more performance and availability without buying more software or hardware
* Step-by-step instructions that go beyond monitoring and management into proactive analysis for cluster and end-to-end system optimization
* Working techniques that identify bottlenecks; unmask degraded configurations; verify reliability and availability; calculate capacity needs; and help you pinpoint needed improvements
* Illustrated examples of solutions that are integrated into your system's operation
* The best way to optimize highly redundant systems
* Tried-and-tested techniques (over 30,000 hours of experience) for locking in benefits in performance, reliability, and maintainability

DON’T JUST BUILD IT AND MANAGE IT -- MAKE IT EARN ITS KEEP!

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Contents

7he Cardinal Rule 1
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Methodology
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Instrumentation and Measurement
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Robert W. Buchanan, Jr., is currently an independent consultant specializing in systems analysis and tuning. He was formerly president and CEO of Shiloh Network Solutions, a company that creates tools for business continuity, disaster recovery applications, and end-to-end system analysis. He gained extensive network analysis experience at such companies as LANQuest Labs, 3Com, and ROLM. Mr. Buchanan is also the author of The Art of Testing Network Systems; Disaster Proofing Information Systems; and Measuring the Impact of Your Web Site. He lives in Grass Valley, California.

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