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Implementing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Clustering

The goal of this course is to provide the student with the skills to select the appropriate implementation of business solutions that require fault tolerance and high availability.

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Who is the course for

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are associated with organizations that need to provide access to services or data in a high availability environment or for large user populations.

What we teach you

  • Introduce Microsoft Windows® 2000 Clustering fundamentals including clustering, Network Load Balancing, and component load balancing.
  • Identify key concepts of Microsoft Cluster Service.
  • Identify hardware and network requirements and configure a computer running Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server in preparation for installing Cluster service.
  • Install Microsoft Cluster Service, identify changes to the operating system, and locate key Cluster service files and describe their function.
  • Create cluster resources by using cluster administration tools.
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting tasks for server clusters.
  • Plan the implementation of a Network Load Balancing cluster.
  • Install and configure a Network Load Balancing service.
  • Perform administrative tasks on a Network Load Balancing cluster.

    Required skills

    Completed Course 2153, Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure, or have equivalent skills, or Course 1560, Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000 or have equivalent skills.

    Teaching methods

    Instructor-led classroom training with self-paced practical exercises in virtual environment

    Teaching materials

    The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to Windows Clustering
  • Defining Cluster Features
  • Introducing Application Architecture
  • Identifying clustering technologies that can improve availability and scalability in an enterprise system.
  • Identity the available Microsoft clustering technologies.
  • Identify the similarities and appropriate use of the clustering technologies.
  • Identify the applications and servicse that can benefit from clustering technologies.

    Module 2: Concepts of Server Clusters

  • Introduction to Server Clusters
  • Key Concepts of a Server Cluster
  • Choosing a Server Cluster Configuration
  • Applications and Services on Server Clusters

    Module 3: Preparing for Cluster Service Installation

  • Pre-installation Considerations
  • Identifying Hardware Considerations
  • Assigning IP Addresses Within a Cluster
  • Assigning Names Within a Cluster
  • Determining Domain Considerations
  • Existing Services and Applications
  • Preparing the student computers and network for the installation of the Cluster service on both student computers.

    Module 4: Installing Cluster Service

  • Installing Cluster Service
  • Post-installation
  • Forming the cluster.
  • Identifying what components, configuration changes, and services have been added and made to the computers during installation.

    Module 5: Cluster Administration

  • Administration Tools
  • Configuring the Cluster Properties
  • Creating a Group
  • Creating a Cluster Resource
  • Failover and Failback
  • Using Cluster Administrator to create and manage cluster resources.
  • Setting failover and failback parameters for groups and resources.

    Module 6: Creating Cluster Resources

  • Creating a File Share Resource
  • Creating a Cluster Print Share
  • Configuring Clustered Applications and Services
  • Using Cluster Application Wizard
  • Configuring a file share resource.
  • Creating a cluster print share.
  • Configuring generic applications and services.

    Module 7: Server Cluster Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Cluster Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting Cluster Service
  • Performing backup and restore procedures.
  • Identifying the tools used to troubleshoot a cluster failure.
  • Interpreting the entries on the cluster log.
  • Identifying and resolving common server cluster failures.

    Module 8: Concepts of Network Load Balancing Cluster

  • Network Load Balancing Concepts
  • Application and Service Environment
  • Network Load Balancing Functionality
  • Network Load Balancing Architecture
  • Planning a Network Load Balancing installation.

    Module 9: Installing and Configuring Network Load Balancing

  • Pre-installation
  • Network Load Balancing Driver Installation
  • Configuring the Network Load Balancing Driver
  • Cluster Parameters
  • Host Parameters
  • Port Rules
  • TCP/IP Properties
  • Post-Installation Configuration
  • Installing and configuring the Network Load Balancing driver.
  • Reviewing post-installation changes on a Network Load Balancing driver.

    Module 10: Network Load Balancing Cluster Administration

  • Command Line Administration
  • Programmatic Management Solutions
  • Microsoft Application Center Server 2000
  • Demonstrating the ability to administer the Network Load Balancing server by using the GUI interface.
  • Demonstrating the ability to administer the Network Load Balancing server by using the command line.

    Module 11: Troubleshooting a Network Load Balancing Cluster

  • Using Status Tools and Utilities
  • Troubleshooting Problems
  • Using Network Tools and Utilities
  • Demonstrating the ability to recognize and resolve the most common errors seen with Network Load Balancing.

    Module 12: Microsoft Windows 2000 Clustering

  • Application of Clustering Technology
  • Testing Tools
  • Planning and implementing a complex cluster by using multiple technologies.
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