Article ID: 1975, created on Jun 21, 2007, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows 4.0


Virtuozzo for Windows will support the following configurations and functionality: 

Virtuozzo Server Clustering (Active/Passive scheme)

Use Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Clustering with Virtuozzo to cluster all VEs on a server to provide complete redundancy and recovery options from hardware and/or software failures (even for non-cluster aware applications). An active Virtuozzo server and all VEs will failover to a passive node upon failure. 

Application Cluster (Active/Passive scheme)

Clustering of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 cluster-aware applications in many configurations is possible. Create a “VE—to--VE“ cluster, or configure a dedicated server as an  active node and use a VE as a passive member of a cluster. Using VEs as  redundant cluster nodes and storing them on a single Virtuozzo server with high density enables support of several Application Clusters by introducing a single redundant physical server with Virtuozzo. 

Network Load Balancing (Active/Active scheme)

Balance workload between several active VEs hosted on a single server or distributed across several Virtuozzo machines using Microsoft Load Balancing

Virtual Clustering for Development and Testing

Create a VE and cluster it with another VE on the same server using a virtualized (simulated) iSCSI or fiber channel SAN. This configuration emulates the scenario when VEs are hosted on separate physical servers and facilitates a good environment for testing of applications in clustered servers.


For additional information on supported cluster configurations and complete details on deploying Windows Server 2003 clustering, see the CLUSTERING GUIDE.

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