Help with Design for implementing Array /NLB in windows server 2012 RRS feed

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  • we are planning to implement NLB for our DA server 2012 can someonle help me with possible design scenario 

    we are going to use external device like f5 for load balancing . I wish to understand configuartion part of Array.

    thanks  for help.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:11 AM

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  • Any help appreciated.
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:42 PM
  • Hi

    First you must choose between NLB and HLB (F5) you cannot mix. If you want to have F5 in front of your Windows Server 2012 servers, it will be HLB.

    Array concept is for UAG deployment (multiple servers sharing a same configuration). This concept no longer exists in Windows Server 2012. In Windows Server 2012 you just enable the load-balancing feature and choose between HLB and NLB and eventually GSLB. HLB scenario require Dedicated IP and Virtual IP. Dedicated IP will be used by your Windows Server 2012 box. Virtual IP will be used by your BIG-IP.

    Last point : Configuring F5 for DirectAccess deployment is not an easy job. Have a look at this F5 White paper about this : http://www.f5.com/pdf/white-papers/windows-server-direct-access-tb.pdf


    BenoitS - Simple by Design http://danstoncloud.com/blogs/simplebydesign/default.aspx

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:02 PM