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  • Active Directory Failover Cluster - possible?

    Hey,

    I'm in a tricky situation.
    Our application works very closely with Active Directory.
    It's connection string is based either on DNS or IP address.

    About a minute ago Nagios called. Guess what? AD server was down.
    Is it possible for me to replicate this server and create a 2 node cluster?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Active Directory Failover Cluster - possible?

    IIRC cluster nodes can be DCs but it is not recommended.

    Why can't you solve your problem with multiple DCs (the way AD is intended to work)?
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    • #3
      Re: Active Directory Failover Cluster - possible?

      Originally posted by xcalibur View Post
      Hey,

      I'm in a tricky situation.
      Our application works very closely with Active Directory.
      It's connection string is based either on DNS or IP address.

      About a minute ago Nagios called. Guess what? AD server was down.
      Is it possible for me to replicate this server and create a 2 node cluster?

      Thanks!
      X
      It is not recommended to have AD on a cluster.

      I'm trying to find the relevant doc regarding it.

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      • #4
        Re: Active Directory Failover Cluster - possible?

        By the sounds of it you only had 1 Domain Controller.

        So best get looking for the backup tapes!!
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