Chapter Objectives

•Understand basic administration requirements for MSCS -Resource Configuration Wizard

-How to define new Resource Groups and Individual Resources - How to set Resource properties •Use ICSM from IBM Director to: -Easily set up virtual servers -Schedule cluster activities

• Identify risks

• Plan for capacity in a cluster environment

• Understand how applications take advantage of clusters

• Plan failover and failback policies •Define MSCS cluster models

• Describe cluster compliant procedures for operation

Resources are the building blocks for Microsoft Cluster Server. In this topic, we will discover how we define and manage resources. We will be using IBM Cluster Systems Manager as the primary tool for performing cluster wide management.

MSCS Cluster Administrator

Microsoft Cluster Administrator

•Using the cluster application configuration wizard •Manually create Groups and Resources •Manage Groups, Resources, and Nodes •Identifying failovers

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•Cluster Administrator is a management application used to configure, control, and monitor clusters, shows you information about the groups and resources on all of your clusters and specific information about the clusters themselves.

•A copy of Cluster Administrator is automatically installed on each cluster node when you install the Cluster service.

•You can install Cluster Administrator on Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000

Server, and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, regardless of whether it is a cluster node by installing the "MS Windows 2000 Administration Pack" .

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Create Resources Using Configuration Wizard

•Open Cluster Administrator.

•On the File menu, click Configure Application.

•Follow the instructions in the wizard.

•The Cluster Application wizard leads you through all of the steps required to run an application on a cluster such as:

•creating a virtual server to host the application •creating dependencies between resources •setting failover and failback policies •network name resource •IP address resource

Steps To Create A Clustered File Share

Group: File Share Group

Create the File Share Group

Create the Disk Resource

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