This document provides information about installing, configuring and managing Red Hat Cluster components. Red Hat Cluster components are part of Red Hat Cluster Suite and allow you to connect a group of computers (called nodes or members) to work together as a cluster. This document does not include information about installing, configuring, and managing Linux Virtual Server (LVS) software. Information about that is in a separate document.

The audience of this document should have advanced working knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and understand the concepts of clusters, storage, and server computing.

This document is organized as follows:

For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5, refer to the following resources:

For more information about Red Hat Cluster Suite for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5, refer to the following resources:

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