Figure 6–1 shows two front-end servers and two back-end servers running a single Calendar Server instance. You can also configure more than two front-end or back-end servers, if you wish.
This configuration allows the servers to be protected by a firewall to restrict access to the LDAP and calendar databases. The calendar database is distributed across the two back-end servers.
The front-end servers are CPU intensive, with most CPU time spent rendering calendar data for end-users. The back-end servers are disk intensive, with most CPU time spent accessing the calendar database.
For configuration instructions, see Configuring Calendar Servers for CLD and DWP.