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Win 2k NLBS

By Tech Novice ·
I have two Web Servers on Win 2k which are configured to accept requests on port 80 (http) as well as port 443 (https), and have installed NLBS on both these servers.
How do I configure NLBS so that it fails over when either of the Servers Web/HTTP service fails or stops ?
Because when I stop the HTTP services and try to telnet the server on either port 80 or 443, it isn't accessible.
What configuration changes do I have to implement so that NLBS initiates a fail over when the requisite ports aren't available on either one of the nodes in the cluster ?

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Hi,
I'm afraid you've misunderstood one of the fundamentals of nlbs. It is not application aware!! as the documentation will confirm. I've used it myself in the scenario you describe, but as the name suggests, it purely balances the load betweenthe servers, existing as a software layer in the network stack (IE it can see nothing in the upper layers). If you want to cluster for fault tolerance, you will need to look at something like application centre, or the clustering service. Sorry the news isn't better.....

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