WIndows Cluster Active/passive nodes.
Posted on 2011-02-18
1- When windows cluster is made up of 2 nodes, one passive and one active it makes sense that when the active has issues the resources will fail over to the passive node that will become the new active node and the old active node will become the new passive node.
2- What about the cluster that is made up of 3 Active nodes and 1 passive node. Does that mean the passive node is used only if all 3 active nodes fail?
3- there are some environments wher windows clusters don't have passive nodes, ie, 3 active nodes with no passive nodes. how does this cluster function in matter of failover.