Network Load Balancing (NLB) and failover clustering are features of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, which provide different levels of fault tolerance, high availability, and scalability to the workloads in your data center. NLB provides availability and scalability for servers running TCP/IP services, such as Web, FTP, firewall, proxy and VPN. Failover clustering provides high availability and scalability for services and applications. Both technologies, their key features, differences, usage scenarios, deployment, and configurations are covered in this course. This course is part of a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for exam 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. This exam is required for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification.
IT Professionals working in datacenter environments based on Microsoft server technologies and seeking advanced knowledge of Window Server 2012 R2 services. This course can be taken in preparation for exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, which is part of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, or MCSA credential.
- determine the most suitable Affinity mode to configure in a given scenario
- choose the best operation mode to configure in a given scenario
- recognize how to configure an NLB cluster in a given scenario
- recognize quorum nodes
- describe the requirements for failover clustering
- determine the most likely cause of a cluster-related problem
- describe the tasks implemented by Cluster-Aware Updating
- configure high availability