Server Clusters: Network Configuration Best Practices for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Published: January 1, 2003

Microsoft Corporation

This document provides Server cluster requirements and best practices for the network infrastructure for Server clusters running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003. Requirements must hold for the cluster to function correctly. Best practices are suggestions based on deployment feedback and issues seen in the field.

In This White Paper

Cluster Networking Requirements

Cluster Networking Best Practices

Procedures for Implementing Cluster Networking Best Practices

IPSec in Cluster Networking

NetBIOS in Cluster Networking