Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #21 Windows 2000 Clustering and Load Balancing Handbook

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Think you know everything about Clustering technology? Don't be so sure! We challenge you to test your know-how by taking our new quiz! Share the results with us and get a chance to win a copy of Windows 2000 Clustering and Load Balancing Handbook by Clustering guru Joseph Lamb, courtesy of Prentice Hall. All answers to this quiz are found in the July 16-22 featured chapter download, but be warned - this quiz is designed to be challenging! Good luck!

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Chapter Quiz #21

1. What is the proper syntax for WLBS.EXE?

a. WLBS command [Cluster:[client] [remote options]]
b. WLBS command [Host:[MAC address] [ARP entry]]
c. WLBS command [Cluster:[host] [remote options]]
d. WLBS command [Host:[MAC address] [client]]

2. How many different addresses can exist within a Class C subnet?

a. 125
b. 254
c. 256
d. 383

3. Network load-balancing has certain limitations, but this is NOT one of them:

a. NLB will not work in a Token-Ring network.
b. TCP/IP should be the only protocol bound to the adapters utilized for a NLB service.
c. NLB will not function properly on a shared hub. Use a layer 3 network switch instead.
d. All network cards used must be PCI-based.

4. What are the cluster control ports for UDP?

a. There's only one port: 1717
b. 2504, 2872 and 2977
c. 2504 and 2872
d. 1717 and 2504

5. Round-robin has a serious downside. What?

a. The DNS server doesn't know if IP addresses are online or not.
b. The speed increase is offset by a corresponding loss of scalability.
c. It will not function with a load in excess of the default 32 nodes supported by the NLB service.
d. Fault tolerance drops when the system is at 95% or more of max capacity.



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This was first published in July 2004

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