troubleshooting Question

Setting up 2 web servers for same web sites

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Starr DuskkFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have a windows 2000 web server running IIS 5.

I want to setup 2 web servers, so that when I am running maintenance, that the other one can kick in and keep the web site active.

I also wouldn't mind something where you have two, and when a user hits the site, they get distributed to one or the other, depending on the load.

I am ignorant in all this... Is this called a clustered server? How does one do this? Is it hard?

My other option, would be to setup BOTH boxes identically with the exact same IP addresses, setup and everything, then when I do maintenance, unplug the one from the router and plug the other one in. Then do the maintenance, then swap plugs again.

Is that an option? What is recommended to pull that off smoothly?

Any ideas. Thanks!

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