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I am not a networking guy and my network administrator/system administrator is away. I have a simple question -

With Windows 2003, if I try to ping one Loadbalanced server with the other it is getting a request time out. Is this how it should be?

However, from a client - we are able to ping each load balancing server individually and the VIP too.

Many Thanks,

Rahul

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This is by design with NLB when using Unicast with a single NIC. Take at look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898867 as it gives more details on the problem as well as a registry change that should fix the problem.

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Do these servers have dual nics? Are you trying to ping the public adapter from the private heartbeat adapter maybe? Is your server having issues?

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