Redundancy & Fault Tolerance

Victor A. ( (no email) )
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 19:28:44 -0400

I need the expert advice of those of you that have implemented some sort of
Redundancy and fault tolerance in your location. Right now I only have a
single Web Server running IIS 4.0, SQL 6.5, CF 3.1 and a couple of other
applications that run on top of the Web Server. I do back everything every
night but that's not what I'm interested in at this point. I'm adding a new
server next week and I want to implement redundancy in two ways (please
correct me if I'm dreaming here):

1) I want the load be distributed in both servers and

2) If one of the servers fails I want the other one to immediately take
over so that not a single user notice our Web Services are down.

I know this can be done, the question is: What is the best way to
accomplish it?

If anyone out there has done something similar and is willing to share the
"know how" I will greatly appreciate it.

Best to all,