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Network Load Balancing SharePoint 2010 Web servers

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I know how to setup load balancing on the IIS side. I will be setting up the web servers on 2008R2. How does this work with SharePoint 2010. Do I need to install SharePoint on both servers. When I create a new site on the SharePoint side does it just automatically create it on the second server. Will it ask me what server to create it on? I setting up a clean install of SharePoint 2010, as I am getting ready to do a database uprade from 2007.
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by:Justin Smith
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Install SharePoint on both servers and join them to the farm.  Verify the Web Application service is running on both.  This will trigger IIS sync between them when a new site is created.
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So I only have to create the website on one server in SharePoint then. As far as host header and access mappings I would I just use the the host name of the cluster IP. Do I have to make the access mapping changes on both sharepoint web servers or just one?
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On initial site creation, everything in IIS will be replicated between servers.  Yes, you point the url in DNS to the IP of the cluster.

However, if you apply SSL, or add aditional host headers in IIS, you must do it on both manually.

If you create Alternate access mappings, you only do it in Central Admin.  You would then add the appropriate host headers in IIS on both servers as described above.
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Thank you for all the info. I created a dummy site in SharePoint. It created on both clustered web front ends, but also on the application server, which is running the central administration. Can I prevent the sites from being installed on the application server. I assume removing the web services role from the application server will prevent central admin from working right? Any suggestions?
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Correct, stop the web app service on the app server.  sites will replicate to every server running this service.
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Are you saying I can stop the MS SharePoint Foundation Web Application service on the app server? Will this prevent me from accessing central admin? I want to keep central admin on the app server.
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ok, I see what you are saying now. The central admin service actually has its own service. So I can stop this. That works.
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Please close out ticket.  Thanks
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