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AppServer and Internet Adapter Administration : Configuring and Managing the AppServer : AppServer administration framework : NameServers
The NameServer is an optional, but powerful, part of any AppServer configuration and management. Its features support the following AppServer capabilities:
*Location transparency for client connections
*Load balancing for multiple simultaneous client connections (optional)
*Server-level fault tolerance for client requests (optional)
For an overview of these features, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Application and Integration Services. For detailed information on configuring and managing NameServers to support all of these features, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Installation and Configuration. This chapter describes when and where to use NameServer instances as part of AppServer configuration and management.