Managing a Web Farm - Windows updates
Posted on 2012-03-14
I hope you can help with this.
We presently host a number of web servers. All machines are Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition. These servers are identical with their web pages and point to the same date source. They are managed by kemp load balancers in a web farm so that machines can be taken down individually without an interruption of service. They are not a member of any domain, but point to a WSUS server on the LAN that is a member of a domain
The problem we are faced with is to do with windows updates. We re finding it takes alot of manual man power to monitor a machine so that all connections are drained. take it out of the farm, update it, reboot it, then put it back in the farm.
Is anyone aware of a quicker, easier, more automated method of managing windows updates in a web farm?