Excel Services & Load Balancing


  • We are using excelservice.asmx in c# code that calls a excel file passes in the data and then gets the calculated output from there,

    everything works fine in "single server" test environment, the test environment has Share Point 2013 WFE , Share Point 2013 App Services and Share Point database (SQL 2012)hosted in a single server. 

    We are planning to move to a production environment which has below configuration.

    1. 2 Servers for Sharepoint 2013 WFE and load balanced through F5 Load Balancer with sticky session enabled

    2. 2 Server for Sharepoint 2013 Appserver, with load balancing handled by sharepoint.

    3. SQL 2012 - Std. edition

    Below are my questions ..

    1. Where does the excelservice.asmx run ? is it on WFE or the App Servers ?

    2. If it runs on share point app servers then how load balancing is handled ? my understanding is that share point offers load balancing by itself as per

    3. What are the load balancing options I need to choose if I want sticky session enabled.  ref to :


    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:44 PM

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  • Hi Raghu,

    Thank you for posting here!

    I notice that you have posted the same question in our SharePoint forum. Please check the answer there and if you need any further assistance on this particular issue, please reply in that thread so we can follow up with you in time.

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    Linda Zhang

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    Monday, November 7, 2016 7:10 AM