Posted on 2012-12-20
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.