Dynamics AX 2009 load balancing cluster
Posted on 2011-03-25
We are setting up a new DAX 2009 system and I wish to test load balancing across 2 AOS servers.
On the two servers (AOS1, AOS2) we have different test instances set up (eg Test1, Test2) that are currently accessing the same server & database. The test instances are actually identical (path, file structure) other than the instance name ( and hence path).
I am aware of how to set up a cluster to load balance without a dedicated load balancer, but am holding back due to a steatement in the AX Server & database admin guide (page 216) that indicates;
"Point all AOS instances to the same application files location and the same database".
I am assuming that the file location has to be the same on each server, which in our case would not be the case due to the difference in instance/folder name but would like to know this to be true before moving ahead.
Can anyone confirm this to be the case? I can create another instance but would prefer to limit test instances if possible.