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Hosting WCF Services (NetTcp and WS-HTTP) on a windows MCSC fail over cluster

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Hi I have a set of WCF Services that use the above protocols. How do i host these in a MCSC Cluster and expose them to the clients ? When hosting the service which is the IP i should use ? The Virtual IP of the Cluster ?

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