How do I setup a Load Balanced win 2k3 server environment for Perfectforms?

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    Load Balancing is a way of configuring and spreading incoming requests across as many as 32 servers. You can do so to expand enterprise-wide services, such as Web servers, Terminal Services, and streaming-media servers.

    Network Load Balancing also makes sure that your servers respond quickly, even under heavy loads. It does this by automatically detecting when a server stops working, and then quickly reassigning client traffic among the remaining servers. This safeguard can help you provide uninterrupted, continuous service for your critical business programs.

    You can follow the steps outlined in this microsoft kb to properly setup your windows 2003 servers for a load balanced environment. This document will guide and explain the steps required to setup your Load Balanced Cluster.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323437

    As for Perfectforms, once you have your cluster setup and in place, depending on your environment, this is the way that you would install Perfectforms.

    SINGLE SHARED SQL SERVER AND MULTIPLE IIS SERVERS WITHIN CLUSTER: On your SQL server, when running the installer for Perfectforms, choose the option to install the database only. Now on the remaining servers in the cluster which have IIS installed, when you run the Perfectforms installer, choose to install the application. NOTE: in this evironment, the option to install ‘completely’ is not used.

    SINGLE SQL/IIS SERVER ALONG WITH MULTIPLE IIS SERVERS WITHIN CLUSTER: In this environment, install Perfectforms choosing to install completely on the server which has both IIS and SQL installed. On the remaining servers in the cluster when running the Perfectforms installer, choose to only install the application.

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