M6423 Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code MS6423

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This three-day instructor-led course introduces Windows Server 2008 clustering and provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot clusters.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

Implement, maintain, and troubleshoot clusters in their enterprise environment.

Target Audience

This course is intended for IT professional technical specialists responsible for implementing and maintaining high availability solutions utilizing clustering technologies.

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Introduction to Clusters (3 topics)

  • Overview of Clusters
  • Benefits of Using Clusters
  • Overview of the Windows Server 2008 High Availability Solutions

Introduction to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters (3 topics)

  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
  • Key Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Features
  • Overview of the Windows Server 2008 Quorum Models

Preparing to Install a Failover Cluster (4 topics)

  • Overview of Requirements for Installing a Failover Cluster
  • Planning the Failover Cluster Implementation
  • Installing the Failover Cluster Feature and Validating the Cluster Configuration
  • Installing the Failover Cluster on Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Overview of Failover Cluster Storage Requirements (4 topics)

  • Overview of Storage Technologies
  • Introduction to Storage Area Networks
  • Planning a Storage Solution for Failover
  • ClustersConfiguring an iSCSI Storage Connection

Configuring a Failover Cluster (3 topics)

  • Creating a New Failover Cluster
  • Managing a Failover Cluster
  • Verifying Failover Functionality

Configuring Cluster Resources and Server Roles (3 topics)

  • Configuring Cluster Resources
  • Implementing Failover Clusters for Server Roles Using Failover Cluster Management
  • Clustering Server Roles Using Windows Server Core

Maintaining Microsoft Failover Clusters (3 topics)

  • Monitoring Failover Clusters
  • Backing Up and Restoring Failover Clusters
  • Troubleshooting Failover Clusters

Implementing Geographically Dispersed Clusters (2 topics)

  • Overview of Geographically Dispersed Clusters
  • Implementing Geographically Dispersed Clusters Using Windows Server 2008

Implementing Network Load Balanced Clusters (3 topics)

  • Overview of Network Load Balancing
  • Configuring a Network Load Balanced Cluster
  • Maintaining a Network Load Balanced Cluster


Before attending this course, students must have: Experience with network load balancing Basic knowledge of clustering theory Experience in an enterprise environment managing applications and network topologies Basic troubleshooting skills

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