Before creating your IIS hierarchy, be sure you have created the associated IP and volume (if needed) resource hierarchies first.

To create a resource instance from the primary server, you should complete the following steps:

  1. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. Click Next after selecting the serves for your protected application.

A dialog box will appear with a drop down list box with all the recognized applications you can protect within the cluster.

  1. The Create Protected Application window will appear. Select IIS from the drop down list for Application to Protect and click NEXT.
  1. Select the Service Type (WEB, FTP or SMTP) and click NEXT.
  1. Accept the Site Name listed or select enter a new one from the drop down list and click NEXT. LifeKeeper generates this list from the IIS configuration information.

Accept the Site Tag offered by LifeKeeper that is the same as the Site Name or enter a new Site Tag and click NEXT to create the IIS resource.

LifeKeeper will validate that you have provided valid data to create your resource hierarchy. If LifeKeeper detects a problem, an error message will appear in the information box. If the validation is successful, your resource will be created.


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