3.2.4.1 Determining Cluster Node Configuration and State

For the following two scenarios, a client attempts to determine the configuration and state of a computer when it participates in a cluster:

  • The client attempts to determine whether the computer is configured as a node in a cluster, and if so, whether it is currently an active node. For more information, see section 3.2.4.1.2.

  • The client attempts to determine whether a computer is currently an active node in a cluster. If the computer is not an active node in a cluster, it is irrelevant to the client whether the computer is configured as a node in a cluster. For more information, see section 3.2.4.1.3.

Both scenarios rely on the protocol sequence, as specified in section 3.2.4.1.1, in order to query the state of a cluster node, as determined by the cluster that is using implementation-specific mechanisms between servers.

Show: