Mastering cluster technology-the linking of servers-is becoming increasingly important for application and system programmers and network designers, administrators, and managers. With Microsoft's Windows NT cluster server being the first to tie cluster technology with a major operating system, it appears destined to take a leadership position in the industry. Introduction to Microsoft Windows NT Cluster Server provides all you need to know to develop your abilities for this essential technology. The author provides both introductory and advanced material focused on the three basic functions: fault tolerant computing (failover), load balancing, and centralized administration and monitoring. He guides the reader from the basics of cluster servers, through Microsoft's cluster server set-up, communication, programming, and administration. Written for professionals who are familiar with the Windows NT operating system and have programming experience, Introduction to Microsoft Windows NT Cluster Server contains information instrumental in helping you achieve zero downtime.