Running iPrint on a cluster provides the following benefits:
By configuring the Print Management Database to reside on a shared disk cluster volume, you no longer need to replicate information to achieve high availability.
The cluster console GUI lets you monitor and control the location of cluster volumes with the Driver Store and Print Manager services using them from a single management workstation.
Because cluster volumes are tightly consistent and highly available, distributed print management tasks are simplified.
Automatic restart of print services
If a server fails, the cluster volume containing the Print Management Database and spool area automatically remounts on a surviving server in the cluster. The Driver Store and Print Manager also automatically restart without user intervention.
On restart, the Driver Store and Print Manager discover the Print Management Database on a cluster volume mounted on their server. Because the cluster volume is the same regardless of which server it is mounted on, no print-related information is lost or out of date.