Checklist: Preparing to Implement the Cluster

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Use the following checklist to prepare to implement a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster.

Task References

Review the design guidelines for implementing an NLB cluster.

Review Designing Network Load Balancing in the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Guide

Determine the automated method to be used for deploying NLB.

See Selecting an Automated Deployment Method in Overview of the Network Load Balancing Deployment Process

Determine whether you meet the hardware requirements for NLB clusters.

Installing and Configuring the Hardware and Windows Server 2008

Ensure that applications and services are operating properly in the new cluster and enable client access.

See Verifying the Network Load Balancing Cluster and Enabling Client Access