19.3. Managing the web farm

Managing the new web farm is similar to the concepts and technologies you’ve already seen in previous chapters, but now the management is more automated and easier. The control server contains additional icons and actions to assist in component and platform installation, along with better tracing and monitoring tools. In this section I’ll show you those, but I don’t want you to lose sight of how this whole thing works.

The control server is using ARR (and URL Rewrite) to send web requests to the web farm and load balance those requests, as shown in figure 19.11. You saw this in chapter 14. Those icons and settings are still the same.

Figure 19.11. ARR using URL Rewrite to route the web request to an available web server ...

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