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Re: Cluster on Windows Server 2003 Re: Cluster on Windows Server 2003 Source: http://www.derkeiler.com/Mailing−Lists/securityfocus/security−basics/2008−11/msg00060.html • From: "Shreyas Zare" <shreyas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> • Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 22:28:36 +0530 Hi, Just to add a point, for removing host OS footprint altogether consider Microsoft Hyper−V Server 2008 which is standalone hypervisor or VMware ESXi both are free and manage it form another machine. (http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper−v−server/default.mspx). Regards, On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 6:12 AM, Salvador III Manaois <badzmanaois@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hi Martin, First off, I suggest you look into Windows Server 2008 and Hyper−V (with SCVMM) instead of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Virtual Server 2005 for your virtualization needs. * Is this secure and stable ? Depends on how you harden the box (both the host and guest(s)). For a more secure stable MS−cluster solution, go for Windows Server 2008 Clustering + Hyper−V + SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager). I would recommend configuring your host/parent partition to run Windows Server Core 2008 for a much smaller OS footprint (lower attack surface), install the Hyper−V role (Hyper−V is a much improved, "thinner" hypervisor), and setup SCVMM on another box to serve as a single point of management for your entire virtualization infrastructure: An Introduction to Hyper−V in Windows Server 2008 http://technet.microsoft.com/en−us/magazine/cc895595.aspx Hyper−V Security http://technet.microsoft.com/en−us/library/cc974516.aspx Re: Cluster on Windows Server 2003 1 Re: Cluster on Windows Server 2003 MS Virtualization Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/ * Will we have easy implementation and managment ? It depends on your requirements. Factors like number of cluster nodes, dispersed nodes (geo−cluster) requirements, storage requirements, administration/management considerations etc could increase the level of complexity of your implementation. Here's a whitepaper scenario from Technet that details how you can use Windows Virtual Server 2003 to create and configure a two−node Windows Server 2003 cluster: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/virtualserver/deploy/cvs2005.mspx Again, as mentioned above, Windows Server 2008 offers a much robust platform and easier deployment methods as compared to Windows Server 2003. Use SCVMM to manage your virtualization infrastructure from a single management point: Introducing Windows 2008 Failover Clustering http://technet.microsoft.com/en−us/magazine/cc672627.aspx Hyper−V Step−by−Step Guide and Failover Clustering http://technet.microsoft.com/en−us/library/cc732181.aspx System Center Virtualization Manager http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/virtualmachinemanager/en/us/default.aspx * Which software use MS to make clusters ? Microsoft uses MSCS or Microsoft Cluster Service for Windows Server 2003; for Windows Server 2008, it is uses Failover Clustering (role). Best Regards, Salvador Manaois III MCSE MCSA CEH MCITP | Enterprise/Server Admin Bytes & Badz : http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com −− ("There are only 10 kinds of people in this world: those who know binary and those who don't.") Shreyas Zare Re: Cluster on Windows Server 2003 2 Re: Cluster on Windows Server 2003 Co−Founder, Technitium eMail: shreyas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ..::< The Technitium Team >::.. Visit us at www.technitium.com Contact us at theteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Join Sci−Tech News group and get the latest science & technology news in your inbox. Visit http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sci−tech−news to join. Re: Cluster on Windows Server 2003 3
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