Suppose I have two ColdFusion servers(different machines) running the same application. Now I am bit confused between load balancing and failover techniques. As per my knowledge,
FailOver Cluster: Two server will run the same application, But the second server will come into picture when the first server is down.
Load Balancing Cluster: Two server will run the same application simultaneously and load will be divided between the two servers.
So in Load Balanced Cluster, if one sever fails then will it route all requests to second server ?
If YES , i think that's what failover cluster does. So what is the other benefit of failover cluster?
If NO, Can we achieve both Load balancing and HA mode simultaneously? If yes what should be the ideal setup?