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Hearbeat in cluster

Posted on 2012-12-28
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that meets the hearbeat function in the event of failure on a public network windows 2003 cluster?
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by:65td
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Info on the heartbeat and configuration:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258750
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by:stuxnet
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Thanks, but my question is if there is a split brain on the public and heerdbeat network running.

what is the function of the network heardbeat?
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 500 total points
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Heartbeat NIC is for cluster nodes communication. It checks if node is alive (answering). If not then resources are transferred  from unresponsive node to possible owner(s). That information is read from quorum disk (about possible owners of resource group(s))

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Krzysztof
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