Windows Server Clustering

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  • cluster log (CL)

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About Windows Server Clustering

Server clustering was developed as a means of having several servers in a network work together as a single computer. While some Windows server clusters are designed to increase performance, many environments excercise high-availability -- or failover clustering -- to help ensure access of services when a particular server in the cluster fails. This topic page provides tips and expert advice on all types on Windows server clustering, plus information on useful cluster management tools from Microsoft, such as ClusDiag and ClusPrep.