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How should I complete my load balancing solution ?

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I got 2 servers running IIS 5 under Windows 2000 Server. Everything is working fine. But I'd like in the future to add a load balancing service.

I've found a couple of documentation on the subject so far. But I was wondering how others are doing it with a website using ASP and ASP.NET, in order to keep the session active on the same server all the time ?

from what I've found so far, I would be better with Windows 2003 and IIS6. Do I need anything else other than that to complete my load balancing ? Should I plan anything else ? Or is there any other solution that would be better than Windows 2003 ? Maybe a hardware load balancing, I saw one based on a linux distribution that does that. All I would need is another machine that can handle the web traffic. basically it would do a proxy of some sort.
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That seems nice, but it seems to be aimed at company with more than 4 servers ?
That's what i actually saw in the documents. But maybe it was just an example. Anyone knows some open source solution too maybe so that I can compare ? or any other solutions similar ?

msguru, is that the only solution that you've looked at when you investigated the load balancing thing ?

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