RE: Redundancy & Fault Tolerance

Matthew Andersen ( )
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:09:44 -0700

Have you looked at clustering?

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor A. []
Sent: Friday, July 10, 1998 4:29 PM
Subject: Redundancy & Fault Tolerance

I need the expert advice of those of you that have implemented some sort
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
night but that's not what I'm interested in at this point. I'm adding a
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
"know how" I will greatly appreciate it.

Best to all,