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Round Robin Website?

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Round Robin Website?

James Schroer
How can I set up a round robin website? I want one name (mywebsite.com) to round robin to mutltiple windows servers that are hosting the same site. BUT these servers are also hosting other sites so they aren't reachable via IP address. For example http://servernameA/siteB/Page http://servernameB/siteB/Page http://servernameC/siteB/Page All connecting to mywebsite.com.

Any ideas?
O and running IIS 5
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    p.j.hutchison

    I would use Network Load Balancing which is available with Windows 2000 or 2003 which is ideal for multiple web servers and better than Round robin which isn't true load balancing.

    See Network properties, all you need is a shared IP address and shared DNS name for website.

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    James Schroer

    How would I create a shared DNS name for a site. Remember I can't hit the site directly from an IP address.

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    CG IT

    then you use host headers with the all unassigned addresses.

    there are many articles on MS help and support for round robin in DNS. here's a link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168321/en-us

    note on this article, the notes section on round robin for multiple addresses for a single domain name describes how this function works. basically is swaps addresses each time a query is resolved. you can use this to direct to a different server.

    Though this doesn't provide any suggestions to your original question, the first poster is correct in using NLB. NLB basically takes the place of the "older" "round robin" load balancing. Today in web server, they I belive they call round robin between web servers web gardens [go figure]

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    p.j.hutchison

    I would use Network Load Balancing which is available with Windows 2000 or 2003 which is ideal for multiple web servers and better than Round robin which isn't true load balancing.

    See Network properties, all you need is a shared IP address and shared DNS name for website.

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    James Schroer

    How would I create a shared DNS name for a site. Remember I can't hit the site directly from an IP address.

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    CG IT

    then you use host headers with the all unassigned addresses.

    there are many articles on MS help and support for round robin in DNS. here's a link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168321/en-us

    note on this article, the notes section on round robin for multiple addresses for a single domain name describes how this function works. basically is swaps addresses each time a query is resolved. you can use this to direct to a different server.

    Though this doesn't provide any suggestions to your original question, the first poster is correct in using NLB. NLB basically takes the place of the "older" "round robin" load balancing. Today in web server, they I belive they call round robin between web servers web gardens [go figure]