Answering the following questions will reinforce key information presented in this chapter. If you’re unable to answer a question, review the appropriate lesson and then try the question again. Answers to the questions can be found in the appendix.
- How is NLB in Application Center integrated with NLB in Windows 2000 Advanced Server?
- In what scenarios should you consider using CLB?
- What are the three primary clustering scenarios?
- You’re the network administrator at Graphic Design Institute, and you want to improve the availability of your company’s Web site. You decide to implement an Application Center cluster to support the Web services. In planning the cluster, you decide to include three hosts, each of which is configured with enough resources to run Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Application Center, Event and Performance Logging, and IIS 5.0. You also plan to configure the cluster network adapters on a subnet separate from the back-end network adapters. Which cluster type and load balancing configuration should you use?
- Your company is implementing a Web site and is evaluating how to structure clusters and load balancing on your network. Throughput performance is critical to the operation and should be maintained at the highest possible level. In addition, management wants to keep network administration as uncomplicated as possible and to make full use of the hardware that they have available. Which type or types of Application Center clusters (General/Web, COM+ routing, or COM+ application) should you implement in this site?