Windows 2000 Clustering and Load Balancing
Posted on 2002-06-25
I'm new to Win2k MSCS and NLB. I have recently installed Win2k Advanced Server on a machine (PIII 700, which is pretty slow). I am also installing Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server on the same computer as I write this question.
I have a second "server" (which is only PII 300) that I would like to use in load balancing. I don't 'need' to load balance, but since I have 2 spare machines, I wanted to try the load balancing and clustering services for my personal experience.
How can I set up the two machines as a two-node cluster? Will the mail database of E2K be replicated on each server, so that if one machine fails, the clients can still receive mail? A very detailed step by step guide please. I have read through the guides on M$ site but it's full of "technical junk" that makes the paper seem more difficult than it really is. (Or maybe it IS that difficult to begin with.)
I shall increase the points if this question is determinded to be worth more than 100 points. Please do not post comments like "Search on Microsoft website". I've already done that.