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Best high availability solution for windows services -  Web Server

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have the opportunity to re architect many of the services on our network while virtualizing  the servers (ESX 4). My goal is to provide 100% redundant servers for each service. I'll ask a separate question for each service.

WWW server requirements:
 - scale performance among 2 or more nodes
 - have the ability to take any single node off line for maintenance without affecting users
 - simple to implement and manage

We have a Sonicwall NSA 3500, if it has the ability to load balance two web servers would most likely take it as simplest solution.

Currently using IIS 7 with shared configuration on a DFS share. Not exactly simple...
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