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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-18

After you install Topology Builder on the first Front End Server, you can import a previously created topology design to prepare for deployment of the Front End Servers.

The procedures in this deployment documentation are based on the installation of Topology Builder first on a computer other than the Front End Server (such as a workstation used to plan and define the topology), and then importing the topology that you defined on that computer to the Front End Server to start the Front End Server and pool deployment process. For details about how to start the planning and topology definition process, see Defining the Topology in Topology Builder.

To import a topology definition to the first Front End Server

  1. Ensure that the XML file containing the topology you created on the other computer is available from the first Front End Server (either accessible on the network or on external media, such as a USB flash drive).

  2. Copy the XML file to the c:\topology_files folder on the first Front End Server.

  3. Open Topology Builder on the first Front End Server.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Open Topology.

  5. On the Welcome page, click Open Topology from a local file, and then click OK.

  6. In the Open dialog box, click the name of the XML file, and then click Open. The topology definition from the XML file is populated in Topology Builder.