Server Clusters for Windows Server 2003

Please refer to the paper

         Windows Server 2003. Server Clusters: Architecture Overview

to answer the four questions below. Email me your answers to these questions prior to our class meeting on Monday, April 16.

  1. List and describe the three principal advantages that server clusters provide in clustering technology. [Page 5]

  2. What are three changes necessary within the base operating system in order to enable cluster features? [Page 12]

  3. List and describe two major reasons that a quorum is important in a cluster. [Page 21]

  4. Describe two different failure detection mechanism within Server Clusters. [Page 30]