When the primary server fails, the LifeKeeper Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit software performs the following tasks:
- Brings the IIS resource hierarchy into service on the backup server by bringing In Service the IP address(s) on one of that server’s physical network interfaces
- Unlocks the shared or replicated volume – if one is being used – for the backup server and locks it for the primary server
- Starts the IIS Web site on the backup server
After recovery, web server users may reconnect by clicking on the Reload/Refresh button of their browsers.