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App-V 5.0 NLB RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I can't seem to find an online answer to my query.

    Does App-V 5.0 support Microsof NLB in the same way as was possible with the 4.5/4.6 App-V release?

    Want to build 2 x multi-role App-V combined management/publishing/reporting servers and implement NLB without incurring cost of a 3rd party dedicated load balancer.

    Databases will be on seperate cluster and DFS will take care of content share high availability.

    No SCCM involved.

    Thanks

    Friday, January 18, 2013 5:26 PM

Answers

  • I wouldn't cluster IIS, but the article talks about each role behind a load-balancer. My preference is a dedicated load balancer (we deploy NetScaler VPX for our customers); however NLB will suffice.

    This article uses 'cluster' to refer to the IIS server load-balanced with NLB; however I don't read that to mean that IIS is clustered: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc740265(v=ws.10).aspx



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    Friday, January 18, 2013 6:20 PM
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  • The App-V 5 server components are all hosted in IIS, so what should apply to IIS should apply to App-V 5.0


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    Friday, January 18, 2013 5:50 PM
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  • Thanks for that Aaron.

    I take it you haven't had a chance to try this in the wild yet ? :-)

    Basically we are saying if IIS is set up as standard with NLB , then it should be ok to go.

    I saw the MS quick publish article on v5.0 HA and wondered why it was basically a link to IIS clustering.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2780309

    This mentions traditional failover clustering, but not NLB...

    Friday, January 18, 2013 6:01 PM
  • I wouldn't cluster IIS, but the article talks about each role behind a load-balancer. My preference is a dedicated load balancer (we deploy NetScaler VPX for our customers); however NLB will suffice.

    This article uses 'cluster' to refer to the IIS server load-balanced with NLB; however I don't read that to mean that IIS is clustered: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc740265(v=ws.10).aspx



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    Friday, January 18, 2013 6:20 PM
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  • Thanks again Aaron,

    I had good results with my 4.6 HA and wanted to continue the trend!

    I see where you going with the terminology, makes sense.

    Could be a job for the lab here, but NLB should do the trick.

    Appreciate the input

    Friday, January 18, 2013 6:30 PM
  • I currently have AppV 5.0 Load Balanced using NetScalers in my environment and it seems to work well.  My setup uses GLSB across 2 sites.
    Saturday, May 4, 2013 6:15 AM