I have been told that it is imperative that, when rebooting a Microsoft Win2000 cluster, both servers should not boot simultaneously as this will or may cause resource contention and/or more serious problems. As a result, one of the nodes has a several minute countdown delay in the boot process so that, if both machines reboot unexpectedly (and therefore, concurrently), they will not vie for shared resources.

I have looked on Microsoft's Technet for some confirmation, but have not been able to find any. Does anyone have experience with this issue causing problems?

Thanks.