Web Farm Framework

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Overview

The Microsoft Web Farm Framework (WFF) 2.0 for IIS 7 simplifies the provisioning, scaling, and management of multiple servers for administrators and hosting providers. Administrators can seamlessly provision multiple servers, deploy content to them, and use them to enable elastic scaling. Using the Web Farm Framework, you can also run operations on a server (or a server farm) through a unified interface that also provides up-to-date status of server farm provisioning and health. - C:\Code2.0\iis.net\dev\www.iis.net\STO.Umbraco.Utilities\bin\Debug

Today, setting up web servers, deploying content to them, and then managing them is a lengthy process. It requires a number of manual steps and ongoing tracking of the platform components along with writing and using a combination of scripts, code and repetitive steps.

The Microsoft Web Farm Framework (WFF) 2.2 for IIS 7 simplifies the provisioning, scaling, and management of multiple servers for administrators and hosting providers. Administrators can seamlessly provision multiple servers, deploy content to them, and use them to enable elastic scaling. Using the Web Farm Framework, you can also run operations on a server (or a server farm) through a unified interface that also provides up-to-date status of server farm provisioning and health. You can also reduce management costs, leverage web infrastructure in an efficient manner, and simplify ongoing server farm management.

Seamless Provisioning and Deployment

The Web Farm Framework 2.2 is designed to enable you to create group of servers and setup provisioning for them with a one step process that is automated and keeps the web farm up to date. You can customize what gets provisioned, and include additional platform components. You can configure provisioning policy and add additional content to the farm. In addition, you can use the Web Farm Framework to view up-to-date status of provisioning and health of the servers in the farm.

Elastic Scale and Load Balancing

The Web Farm Framework 2.2 integrates with Application Request Routing (ARR) for load balancing and elastic scale through the same one step process. WFF works with third-party load balancing products, and enhances the ability to upgrade, swap, and add servers by simplifying the underlying logistics. It also provides a snapshot of server readiness so that you can easily  view servers that are available and ready to be used for load balancing.

Simplified Server and Farm Management

The Web Farm Framework 2.2 provides one view and user interface to see the status of operations running in the farm. You can also use the interface to run the most frequently used operations on the farm (or an individual server in the farm). Additionally, you can interact programmatically with WFF functionality by using Web Farm Framework’s APIs and/or cmdlets for Windows PowerShell.

Features

  • One step provisioning of servers added to a farm
  • Platform Provisioning using Web PI
  • Application Provisioning using Web Deploy
  • Policy-based Provisioning
  • Installation of additional platform components and content
  • Reduced down time with load balancing integration using ARR
  • Up-to-date status and trace logs of server farm servers
  • Extensible model that allows you to write additional providers

Download Web Farm Framework 2.2

Before installing Web Farm Framework 2.2, you need to install the following prerequisites:

To download and install Web Farm Framework 2.2, click on the link for your server type: