I am following Kevin Reeds tutorial on How to Deploy Anything in IIS with Zero Downtime on a Single Server. Right now I am just trying to get it to work on my local machine, before trying to apply the same approach on some of the websites at work.
So far I have:
- Set up two sites in IIS;
alwaysup-blueon port 8001 and
alwaysup-greenon port 8002
- Added entries to the HOSTS file for
alwaysup-green, all pointing to 127.0.0.1
- Added a Server farm in IIS, and added the two sites to the farm.
- Added the healt checks to the serverfarm, using the
up.htmlapproach, described in the article.
- Set up an inboud URL Rewrite rule, to direct any requests for "alwaysup" to the Server farm.
I can request the blue and green sites individually. The health checks for the web farm seem to be working, so when I edit one from "down" to "up", it becomes healthy, and vice versa.
The problem is I get a 404, when requesting http://alwaysup, so I suspect the problem is in the URL Rewrite rule. I have inspected the
applicationHost.config file for IIS, and the rule has the same contents as in Kevin's article.
How do I figure out what is wrong? How can I check if the URL Rewrite Rule is "hit" or not?
IIS version is 7.5.7600.16385. I have installed ARR using a standalone package installer.