Creating a "VIP"?

I was told "now you guys probably want to create a VIP and add 022/023 in it and have the share be available on either host". We have a share that is load balanced on 2 servers for redundancy. I was told to create a VIP.  Im not sure what that is or how to do it. Can someone help?
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAsked:
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David SankovskySenior SysAdminCommented:
Think of it this way:
A load balances makes sure that whoever goes to a certain resource will always get the less "busy" server to get to the resource faster (and it can also provide redundancy) but in order for that to work, the person trying to reach the resource only needs to know the IP of the LoadBalancer as the LB does the heavy lifting in the background.

The VIP or Virtual IP is in essence the address on which the LB listens to for incoming connections.
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becraigCommented:
What the person is suggesting is to have a virtual or host as your entry point work those two addresses as members.

E.g.
Virtual address (which is given to everyone to access) 10.0.0.25

Members of that virtual pool
10.0.0.22 - 10.0.0.23

People will access .25, 22 & 23 will serve traffic provided they're online in the load balancer.
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Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that makes perfect sense. Now would you have step by step directions on how to do this? I obviously have never done this before.
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becraigCommented:
This will probably be done by your network administrator.
If you're the network admin, the vendor and model of the device you're using would help to give a step by step.
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