Koen Verbeeck (11/25/2013)
You missed the question 😀
Don't you need multiple networks to set-up clustering? (for the heartbeat et cetera)
Ahhhhh...WHERE is the network configuration to support clustering, now I'm picking up what you're laying down! I felt like I was missing the point, thanks for clarifying.
I'm with you in the "uncharted territory" department in regards to admin/networking, definitely not my strong suit. So now that I have the question, I may still miss the answer. 😉
Chapter 8 - Clustering & AlwaysOn walks through using the iSCSI Software Target to demonstrate the shared storage necessary to support failover clusters in the lab. I haven't done these exercises in the book but the instructions suggest it can be successfully triggered in the lab environment.
On page 339 the book briefly discusses multi-subnet failover clustering. It doesn't go into too much detail and I don't think any of the exercises make use of it. The book is also devoid of any information about heartbeat communication. It provides the following link for more information about multi-subnet failover clustering: http://msdn.microsoft.com
That might be about the extent of my usefulness on the subject. I'm definitely interested if you or anyone else has more insight.