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Clustering Questions

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Cole SchmidtFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have read a whole bunch of TechNet articles, and various tech pages about clustering, and I am now confused.

I am new to clustering.

I am trying to setup NPS failover.

Our NPS runs on Server 2008 Ent. R2 SP1.  That box also runs ADDS, ADCS.

NPS is functioning as a RADIUS server that provides authentication for Cisco AnyConnect VPN clients, and also enforces Wireless connection policies.

Our RADIUS wireless APs use Certs both client and server side (WPA2-ENT, PEAP)

The fact that we have a CA really complicates things... this would be very simple without the CA, as I could just install NPS on two boxes with identical config, and configure a second RADIUS server on the ASA.

I guess I need clarification on something....  I have heard of CA clustering... is that the same as Clustering a whole server?

If we need to do an entire server as a cluster, I am confused about the storage setup...  do the cluster nodes share the same OS partition?  I am assuming for a cluster to be fault tolerant, their partitions would have to run on some sort of redundant storage SEPARATE from the cluster nodes, right?

Please enlighten me...

We do not have a SAN, or any kind of iSCSI at the moment, that is about a year off for us.
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