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Questions About Servers, Domain Names, And Computer Clustering?

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#1 Gagga


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:31 PM

:thumbsup: Hey I'm trying to learn about computer clustering, servers, and domain
name (Domain Name meaning something like google.com, yahoo.com, ehow.com)

P.S: Please don't say start of small or do shared hosting or something
like that.

1: What is Active Directory and what is it used for?

2: Can Active Directory be used for domain names?

3: How do you have multiple servers running one domain name using
a load balancing router?

4A: If having multiple servers using load balancing is possible, then
how do you control two or more web servers and database servers
so they work together.

-If you didn't get that question read the example below and answer 4B to make it easier to understand-

(Example: Web server 1 would have the homepage and there is a link
on it that links to another web page that is on
Web server 2 and the page on Web server 2 requires multiple
data that the Database server 1 and 2 hold)

4B: So the question basically is how do you control those multiple
servers from one computer or more computers and how do the
multiple servers connect to each other?

5: What are Application Servers and do you need it? (I was on
the internet and i saw Application servers a lot of times
on websites so I'm just wondering)

6: How do you cluster windows 7 computers?

7: What is computer clustering? (Just to be sure)

8: If you have 3 computers clustered is it possible to put
Monitor on each one of them.

9: If having computers clustered is possible, will the files, folders, programs, and
changes you do all be same on all of the computers.

10: Can someone name some load balancing routers and how to use one of them.

11: If i run out of ports on a load balancing router, is it possible to connect
multiple load balancing routers all together and still run one domain name
with it.

(I asked this question on yahoo answers, but didn't get any replies.)
My first topic)

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:03 PM

I will answer what questions I can.

1. AD is a large information database that windows servers use to control and contain all of the information related to the functioning of the server and its various services on a domain controller.

2. AD is not used for domain names, however in order to use AD on a server DNS must be present and in order to use DNS you must have a domain name.

3. You can have any number of servers in a domain so if your using a load balancing router ( which I know nothing about) then it should supply the functions to connect and balance the traffic but not the actual load on the various servers.

4. Your really asking two questions here. Load balancing is possible using higher versions of server. load balancing of the workload is done by multiple servers having mirror copies of the data and working in unison using clustering. in order to do as the question states you would need multiple clusters which seems ridiculous since you can host multiple web sites on a single server and have multiple databases.

5. Application servers host applications that users can access remotely and use. Think termial server hosting an application.

6. Windows 7 cannot be clustered. only server2003/2208 enterprise and datacenter versions can form clusters.

7.Clustering is multiple servers working in unison to balance the workload of proccessing requests to the system.

8. you would only need a computer and you could use RDP to monitor al of them.

9. YES

10. No idea check Cisco, 3Com, Lucent, ect.

11. No idea.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:46 PM

Thanks You The Replay

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