Clustering Best Practice

Clustering best practice

Network:

Private Network:

  • Atleast 150 ms ping response time
  • Use TCPIP Only
  • No DNS, No default gateway,No wins
  • Static ip address
  • Disable Netbios
  • No NIC Teaming

Public Network:

  • Use atleast two DNS servers
  • Teaming is not rrecommended
  • If teaming is used confugure it after configuring clustering

Windows Level:

  • No password policies for cluster rrelated account
  • Cluster account should have local administrative rights(not domain admins)
  • Server nodes should be at same service pack level
  • MSDTC must be installed (for sql clustering, not require for Exchange CCR)

 

 

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