i'm building a SP2013 two tier lab farm, where two load balanced servers will host all services (wfe, application, search, userprofiles etc). In order to obtain complete fault tolerance for the application (DB is already clustered), i would have all the services running on each of them. I imagine a web request directed from the load balancer to one of the sp servers, and this server being completely autonomous in doin all the job. In normal conditions workload will be balanced between the two servers, in case of a fault the working server will do all the work.
Is this configuration possible and advisable? Searching the forum i find somebody suggesting WFE and AS running on both servers but Search service just on one of them. I dont understand if this is only for performance reasons or if Search service cannot run simultaneously on the two servers
In my setup performance should not be a major issue since we'll have a maximum of 100 users
any help will be greatly appreciated! RL