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iis-lb (8) Versions 0.1.11

Installs/Configures IIS as a web load-balancer

cookbook 'iis-lb', '= 0.1.11', :supermarket
cookbook 'iis-lb', '= 0.1.11'
knife supermarket install iis-lb
knife supermarket download iis-lb
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This cookbook configures IIS as a simple web load-balancer by creating an IIS Server Farm. It also allows you to pass a node['iis-lb']['members'] hash to add servers to the said server farm.


This cookbook is used to help demonstrate the wrapper-cookbook pattern, attribute precedence and search in Chef Essentials training for Windows. This cookbook does NOT describe the definitive pattern for configuring IIS as a web load-balancer. Use at your own risk.


This cookbook was tested on:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2


Adding recipe[iis-lb::default] to your Windows Server's run_list will install all the necessary components and create an IIS Server Farm myServerFarm. This will also add two servers to the Server Farm, based on the node['iis-lb']['members'] hash. One should override this hash to add their own servers to the farm, such as in this example wrapper recipe:

node.default['iis-lb']['members'] = [
    'address' => 'localhost',
    'weight' => 100,
    'port' => 4000,
    'ssl_port' => 4000
    'address' => '',
    'weight' => 100,
    'port' => 4001,
    'ssl_port' => 4001

include_recipe 'iis-lib::default'

The recipe[iis-lb::sweep] will remove the Server Farm myServerFarm from your IIS configuration.


This cookbook depends on the following Community Cookbooks:

  • windows
  • webpi
  • iis

Dependent cookbooks

windows >= 0.0.0
webpi >= 0.0.0
iis >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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