You should now have a thorough understanding of how to configure a SQL Server 2000 failover cluster. Chapter 5 showed you how to plan, implement, and maintain a base server cluster, and this chapter addressed the SQL Server 2000 aspect of clustering. Although clustering involves a lot of preparation work, it can also provide you with some of the best availability for your databases. Do not skip some of this planning, as it will impact you in production. If you ever need to troubleshoot or perform maintenance, refer back to these chapters. Although to end users a cluster is like a stand-alone serverit should appear no differentfrom an administrative standpoint, you must do some things differently to ensure that you do not invalidate your configuration.