Introduction to Clustering in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To enable the student to plan, install, and configure a cluster

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft Certification in Implementing Microsoft Clustering Service on Windows 2000 Advanced Server and IT professionals who are associated with organizations that need to provide access to services or data in a high-availability environment or for large user populations


Familiarity with the Microsoft Windows 2000 – Implementing a Network Infrastructure learning path; the Microsoft Windows 2000 – Update learning path, or equivalent skills

Expected Duration

240 min.

Course Objectives

Introduction to Clustering in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment

  • provide an overview of clustering.
  • explain different clustering solutions in Windows operating systems.
  • explain clustering and Microsoft server clusters.
  • explain the different types of clustering configurations.
  • define the cluster disk, describe the types of data it contains, explain the Quorum, and outline how it is used to start and manage the cluster.
  • describe the different types of cluster communication and the three Cluster Service network configurations.
  • identify network infrastructure considerations.
  • describe the steps involved when installing the storage device.
  • configure the shared storage device.
  • describe how to configure the public and private cluster networks.
  • configure the private cluster network.
  • install the Cluster Service on both nodes in the cluster.
  • install the Cluster Service automatically.
  • verify that the Cluster Service is installed.
  • perform a rolling upgrade of software or hardware on a cluster.
  • install the Cluster Service on the first node in the cluster.