In systems where multiple Hot Servers (see are available, the Servers in the Redundant Server Set can share the load generated by Clients by setting the ServiceLevel in the Healthy sub-range based on the current load. Clients are expected to connect to the Server with the highest ServiceLevel. Clients shall not Failover to a different Server in the Redundant Server Set of Servers as long as the Server is in the Healthy sub-range. This is the normal behaviour for all Clients, when communicating with redundant Servers. Servers can adjust their ServiceLevel based on the number of Clients that are connected, CPU loading, memory utilization, or any other Server specific criteria.

For example in a system with 3 Servers, all Servers are initially at ServiceLevel 255, but when a Client connects, the Server with the Client connection sets its level to 254. The next Client would connect to a different Server since both of the other Servers are still at 255.

It is up to the Server vendor to define the logic for spreading the load and the number of expected Clients, CPU load or other criteria on each Server before the ServiceLevel is decremented. It is envisioned that some Servers would be able to accomplish this without any communication between the Servers.