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I'm in charge of deploying a web application. I don't have a hardware load balancer to use. So I thought I could use NLB+ARR. Need to use ARR because my team needs to be able to take one of the 2 applications offline for matinenance and not have it time out for the user. Is this possible to get NLB+ARR working together? The design I'm thinking of is

fw->NLB(vip)-->ARR->web-app1, web-app2

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Yes, NLB and ARR work fine. See this MSFT article.

In the smallest possible configuration, you will have 2 servers, each with NLB, ARR and the web server installed on BOTH boxes.

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I was actually just reading that article. I can't use web server edition on R2 with NLB correct? – Chris-AZ Oct 9 '12 at 20:56
Follow Up question: I have ARR and NLB working on my app server. However I can't seem to get ARR to get the request. I did a dummy request with ARR and forward it to as the action and nothing happens. – Chris-AZ Oct 10 '12 at 22:25
Please post this as a new question – longneck Oct 11 '12 at 1:54

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