Multihoming IP Server Setup?
Posted on 2008-02-11
I'm seeking a simple overview/guide on how to set up the services on my Server 2003 under a multihoming environment. I am running a small domain, with the single server and about 20-30 clients (all running XP). The internet connection is provided by an router that is located seperatly from the server. Thus the multihoming would purely be for load balancing.
My first Question: We are running an Enterprise Software, plus an FTP server, and a few other small applications. My supervisor believes it will aid traffic and load by using the multihoming facility of our server....but is it really necessary?
Secondly: We are running Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP. I have turned off WINS after it caused problems in the past.
Server IP #1: 192.168.1.204
Server IP #2: 192.168.1.205
Router IP : 192.168.1.1
What I require is this:
Which services on which ip address? (I'm assuming its not so good to set things up on BOTH)
With the services setup, what should the network settings (ie DNS etc) be on each adapter on the server?