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A system and method for recovering from a server failure in a computer network, wherein the network contains several stand-alone, non-clustered, servers, and a cluster, wherein a clustered server also serves as the spare server, is disclosed. This cluster will have one standby recovery group for each non-clustered server in the computer network. Each recovery group contains the IP address and network name of the associated stand-alone server. The cluster monitors the health of the stand-alone servers, preferably through the use of a heartbeat mechanism. If the cluster detects a failure, it will reassign the LUNs owned by the failing server to the cluster. After the cluster has reassigned the LUNs, it will activate the recovery group containing the IP address and network name of the failing server. Subsequently, the cluster will assume the identity of the failing server and serve its users, until the failing server is repaired or replaced.

Title
Cluster-based system and method of recovery from server failures
Application Number
9/637093
Publication Number
6609213 (B1)
Application Date
August 10, 2000
Publication Date
August 19, 2003
Inventor
Michael Kosacek
Round Rock
TX, US
Nam Nguyen
Round Rock
TX, US
Agent
Baker Botts L
US
Assignee
Dell Products
TX, US
IPC
G06F 11/30
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