Our web folks are testing an application that currently does not support server clustering. They want to have all web traffic be directed to one server(server1) and have a second (server2) identical server as a backup.
I was wondering if can bind the real server (server1) to the virtual server and have the second real server (server2) backup the first real server using the backup command? Is there any potential pitfalls that I may need to take into account by doing it this way?
Also they wanted to know if the Local Director would work in the previous scenario if the two servers are physically connected to the same switch but reside in different VLANs?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.