The IIS team recently published the Microsoft Web Farm Framework 2.0 release to the web. You can learn more about it and download the final V2 release of it here.
The Microsoft Web Farm Framework is a free, fully supported, Microsoft product that enables you to easily provision and mange a farm of web servers. It enables you to automate the installation and configuration of platform components across the server farm, and enables you to automatically synchronize and deploy ASP.NET applications across them.
It supports integration with load balancers, and enables you to automate updates across your servers so that your site/application is never down or unavailable to customers (it can automatically pull servers one-at-a-time out of the load balancer rotation, update them, and then inject them back into rotation).
A few months ago I posted a tutorial about the Microsoft Web Farm Framework that demonstrates how to configure and use it. You can read my tutorial about it here.
This week’s RTW release includes several additional features that were not in the previous beta. They include:
This week’s release also includes many bug fixes and performance optimizations.
Visit the below links to learn more about the Web Farm Framework 2.0 release:
The Microsoft Web Farm Framework simplifies the provisioning and deployment of your web server infrastructure – both the servers themselves, as well as the web applications and sites you run on top of them.
The Web Farm Framework enables a smoother continuous deployment workflow. It also makes it easy to seamlessly scale your infrastructure by adding servers to it without additional management overhead. Best of all it is available at no extra cost and works with all editions of Windows Server.
Hope this helps,
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