RE: multiple FE servers & a failover

  • From: "Depp, Dennis M." <deppdm@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 10:06:52 -0500

Round Robin DNS will do load balancing, but not failover.  The load
balancing will be very simplistic and not based on location or load.
You can look at Microsoft Load Balancing (requires Server 20003 or W2k
Enterprise), but you will need a common subnet between your machines.
This would provide loadbalancing and failover protection.  Based on your
comment about location, I don't think this is the case.  


        From: Stelley, Douglas [mailto:dstelley@xxxxxxx] 
        Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 8:58 AM
        To: [ExchangeList]
        Subject: [exchangelist] multiple FE servers & a failover
        Good Morning!
        Working with Win 2000 SP4 & Exchange 2000 SP3 with 3 FE Servers.
        How can I set up DNS (I Assume) so that the user is routed to
the best FE Server based on location & availability? If FE server one
goes down, how might I set it up so that users are automatically routed
to server two(or three. etc...)
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