2087: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Clustering (3 Days)
About this Course
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.
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.
At Course Completion
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- 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.
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
Module 4: Installing Cluster Service
- Installing Cluster Service
Module 5: Cluster Administration
- Administration Tools
- Configuring the Cluster Properties
- Creating a Group
- Creating a Cluster Resource
- Failover and Failback
Module 6: Creating Cluster Resources
- Creating a File Share Resource
- Creating a Cluster Print Share
- Configuring Clustered Applications and Services
- Using Cluster Application Wizard
Module 7: Server Cluster Maintenance and Troubleshooting
- Cluster Maintenance
- Troubleshooting Cluster Service
Module 8: Concepts of Network Load Balancing Cluster
- Network Load Balancing Concepts
- Application and Service Environment
- Network Load Balancing Functionality
- Network Load Balancing Architecture
Module 9: Installing and Configuring Network Load Balancing
- Network Load Balancing Driver Installation
- Configuring the Network Load Balancing Driver
- Cluster Parameters
- Host Parameters
- Port Rules
- TCP/IP Properties
- Post-Installation Configuration
Module 10: Network Load Balancing Cluster Administration
- Command Line Administration
- Programmatic Management Solutions
- Microsoft Application Center Server 2000
Module 11: Troubleshooting a Network Load Balancing Cluster
- Using Status Tools and Utilities
- Troubleshooting Problems
- Using Network Tools and Utilities
Module 12: Microsoft Windows 2000 Clustering
- Application of Clustering Technology
- Testing Tools