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Grouping Your Siebel Servers into Siebel Enterprise Servers

A Siebel Enterprise Server consists of a logical group of Siebel Servers configured to share a single Siebel Gateway Name Server, Siebel Database Server, and Siebel File System. These Siebel Servers can, as a result, be administered collectively rather than individually.

The Siebel Enterprise Server has the following components:

Larger installations may also include:

An exception to the previously described deployment rules occurs if you will be operating multiple servers as part of a cluster. In this case, you may not install Central Dispatch on machines you will be clustering. Instead, you will install Central Dispatch on servers you reserve for performing load balancing. For complete information, see Implementing Load-Balancing with Central Dispatch. Before installing Central dispatch, consult the Supported Network Interface Card (NIC) matrix available on Siebel SupportWeb. Most of the unsupported network cards on this matrix should be compatible with Central Dispatch. However, please first test any unsupported network cards with Central Dispatch before full deployment. If the network card is found to be compatible but not on the supported list, please contact Technical Support so it can be added to the supported list.

 Siebel Server Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows 
 Published: 25 June 2003