ARR Common Tasks

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

This topic lists the Application Request Routing (ARR) tasks that apply to IT professionals, shared hosters, content delivery network (CDN) environments, and edge caching network (ECN) environments.

General Tasks

Task Description

Install Application Request Routing

Install Application Request Routing Version 2 and its dependent modules.

Deployment Recommendations for ARR

Review best practices and deployment recommendations for Application Request Routing.

Define and Configure an ARR Server Farm

Define and configure a logical group of application servers to route incoming HTTP requests.

Configure a Health Test for an ARR Server Farm

Configure parameters to use in live traffic and specific URL tests to determine the health of content servers.

View Runtime Statistics Using the Dashboard

Use IIS Manager to view runtime statistics.

Rotate Servers in a Server Farm

Rotate servers in your server farm by making the servers available or unavailable to receive incoming traffic.

Disk Caching Tasks

Task Description

Configure and Enable Disk Cache in ARR

Configure primary cache drives and a secondary network-based cache drive to use for caching content.

Browse Cached Contents on Disk on ARR

Use IIS Manager to browse cached content from multiple drives, including cached directories and files.

Delete Cached Objects

Remove cached contents from primary and secondary cache drives by using several methods.

Use Compression on ARR

Configure ARR to compress and store objects in a disk-based cache so that these objects do not have to be compressed in real time for every request.

Use Failed Request Tracing Rules to Troubleshoot ARR

Configure tracing rules to troubleshoot and diagnose failed requests.

See Also


ARR Tasks for IT Pros
ARR Tasks for Shared Hosters
ARR Tasks for ECNs and CDNs