How to upgrade Windows 2000 IIS NLB cluster to Windows 2003 IIS NLB Cluster

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by M C, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. M C

    M C Guest

    Hi ALL,

    We had 2 Windows 2000 server running IIS 5.0. The servers were configured to
    be a NLB cluster. Now we would like upgrade the windows 2000 IIS NLB cluster
    to Windows 2003 IIS NLB cluster using 2 new servers. Can I simply add 2 new
    windows 2003 server running IIS 6.0 into the Windows 2000 IIS NLB cluster
    and shutdown those Windows 2000 servers? or I need to upgrade one of the
    Windows 2000 server to Windows 2003 and then add new Windows 2003 server
    into the existing NLB cluster. Remove all existing Windows 2000 server


    M C
    M C, Jan 31, 2008
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  2. M C

    SystmProg Guest


    It is not necessary to upgrade Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 NLB. NLB can run
    in mixed versions of Windows Servers. You only need to configure this node
    using NLB Manager or via command line tools or setting it up locally.
    However, NLB Manager is the recommended way to do so.

    You can also take cluster node offline (just stop the NLB service on this
    host using NLB Manager) and then upgrade it > rejoin back to cluster.

    SystmProg, Feb 19, 2008
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