How to Set Up a Front-End and Back-End Topology with a Web Farm Behind a Firewall


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-24

You can create a front-end and back-end topology with a web farm behind a firewall. The following figure illustrates the front-end and back-end scenario with a web farm behind a firewall. In this scenario, you spread the front-end server load over multiple front-end servers. You place multiple front-end servers behind a firewall.

Front-end and back-end topology in a Web farm

Network load balancing on Front-end servers

Before you perform the procedure in this topic, it is important that you first read the following:

  1. Set up a group of servers as back-end servers in the same forest.

  2. Distribute users over the servers.

  3. Set up another group of servers as front-end servers and configure Network Load Balancing on all these servers.


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