The local servers you install will communicate with the central server.
The local server installation process is nearly identical to the central Revit Server installation. The primary difference is that the installer prompts you to specify a central server to be used with the local server. You do not need to have the actual central server service installed and running. You only need to know where the central server will be hosted (i.e., the host server's network name) so that the environment variable used by the local server to identify the central server gets set correctly.
Important: Each local server host must be able to successfully query the DNS to access the central server name.
Note: If users are at the same site as the central server, there is no need to install separate local servers. For this configuration, install the central server, and then specify the central server from the Revit application.
Note: You must allow ICMP requests through the firewall for the local and central Revit servers.
Extract the revit_2011_ap_server_rss_win_001_mlp.exe from the Autodesk® Subscription Center page, if you have not already done so.
Select Local on the Select the Server Type page.
Enter the central server IP address, or a host name, in the Central Server IP address or name field. Revit validates the information by trying to connect to the central server. A warning message displays if no connection is made.
Note: If you click OK, Revit assumes that the server is offline.
Set the Revit project cache directory on the Revit Projects Directory page.
Note: It is strongly recommended that the projects and cache folders should be on the local server, and not on the network.
Configure the local server settings on the Local Server Settings page.
Click Configuration Complete.