Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 White Paper
For more information, see the following topics:
Cache in the IIS6 documentation
Performance Tuning / Performance Settings in the IIS 6 Documentation
Performance Tuning / Scalability in the IIS 6 Documentation
Installing and Managing NLB and Server Clusters
To implement an NLB cluster, you must have at least two systems running Windows Server 2003 that are connected via a network. They must also be running the TCP/IP protocol. Ideally, you need at least two network adapters in each NLB server. One of the adapters is used to connect the NLB servers while the other is used to connect to the public network.
To create a new NLB cluster, open the Network Load Balancing Manager. Then right-click the Network Load Balancing Clusters node and select New Cluster. Answer the prompts as the wizard steps through the process.
Once you have your NLB cluster up and running, you can use either the GUI interface or the NLB command-line tool to manage it. This tool lets you control NLB from the command-line or in scripts. The syntax is:
c:\>nlb command [remote options][/h]
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