Scenario: Build a Web Farm with IIS Servers

Overview: Build a Web Farm with IIS Servers

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This document contains an overview of the Build a web farm with IIS servers scenario. It also contains links to additional information and community resources related to the scenario.

Plan a Web Farm with IIS Servers

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To develop a plan for installing and configuring an IIS web farm, follow these steps: Plan IIS Web Farm Infrastructure, Plan IIS Web Farm Configuration, Plan IIS Web Farm Load Balancing, Plan SSL C...

Planning Step 1: Plan IIS Web Farm Infrastructure

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The first step in planning your web farm is to decide its infrastructure. What server configuration do you want? What technologies do you employ? How do you perform load balancing? Does your site n...

Planning Step 2: Plan IIS Web Farm Configuration

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In the second phase of planning a web farm, determine what is needed to configure shared content and shared configuration. In addition, learn how to add web servers to your farm.

Planning Step 3: Plan IIS Web Farm Load Balancing

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In this phase of planning a web farm with IIS servers, you learn about load balancing. You also learn how to configure load balancing by using Application Request Routing (ARR). ARR is a proxy-base...

Planning Step 4: Plan SSL Central Certificate Store

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In this phase of planning for a web farm, you add support for SSL-secured websites by configuring a central certificate store. Centralized SSL certificate support is a new feature on IIS 8.

Planning Step 5: Plan Application Deployment

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When your web farm is up and working, you will want to update your website or add new websites to your server. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has existed since the early days of the internet for this...

Configure a Web Farm with IIS Servers

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To install and configure an IIS web farm, follow these steps: Install IIS Web Farm Infrastructure, Configure IIS Web Farm Servers, Configure IIS Web Farm Load Balancing, Configure SSL Central Certi...

Configuring Step 1: Install IIS Web Farm Infrastructure

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The first step in installing and configuring an IIS 8 web farm is to install IIS on the web servers and load balancing server. Then install Application Request Routing (ARR) on the load balancing s...

Configuring Step 2: Configure IIS Web Farm Servers

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In the second phase of building your web farm, you configure shared content and shared configuration on your first web server. Then you add more web servers to your farm.

Configuring Step 3: Configure IIS Web Farm Load Balancing

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Now that IIS is installed all web servers. All web servers share both contend and configuration. And IIS and ARR are installed on your load balancing server. It is time to configure ARR and turn yo...

Configuring Step 4: Configure SSL Central Certificate Store

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In the final phase of building a web farm with IIS servers, you add a central certificate store to your farm. This store enables you to place your SSL certificates on one file server and share them...

Configuring Step 5: Configure Application Deployment

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n this step of building a web farm, you install and configure FTP for deploying website updates and new websites. You also install and configure Web Deploy for deploying web applications.