Network Load Balancing (NLB) is a component in Windows Server operating systems that load balances network traffic (sent to a cluster virtual IP address) among multiple servers in an NLB cluster.

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Issues with NLB on Windows 2012

I'm running into an issue when setting up NLB for three virtual servers on vSphere. Each server is running Windows Server 2012 and has a single static IP address. One of the servers has a second NIC ...
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Windows Service Bus and Network Load Balancing

I'm looking to build an HA service bus farm, hopefully using Microsoft NLB on Windows Server 2012 R2, something like what is described here. In the output below 9354 belongs to Microsoft.ServiceBus....
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Microsoft NLB across subnets

When putting two servers in a MS Network Load Balancing Cluster, can the two servers be on different subnets? For example... Host A - 10.10.1.1\255.255.255.0 Host B - 10.10.2.1\255.255.255....
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NLB heartbeat failing with Windows Authentication enabled on IIS

I have the following setup: 1) Several IIS instances running ASP.NET sites 2) Sites use Windows Authentication 3) NLB device is used to balance traffic between instances 4) HTTPS is terminated on NLB,...
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How NLB will work with IIS-7 web services?

We'are going to join 2 (two) IIS7 web-servers into NLB with the same web-service published (2 instances of the same web-service one per web-server). Do I understand correctly, that NLB will work for ...
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NLB cluster []: Timer starvation has been detected. This

we have two node NLB cluster basicly for http reguests. Server system logs have theese warnings: NLB cluster []: Timer starvation has been detected. This might be due to a denial of service attack or ...
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Windows Server 2012 NLB logging

Can somebody clarify to me what are the best practices when it comes to configuring logging and monitoring for Windows Server 2012 NLB. I believe there are 2 types of logging from management service ...
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Windows Server NLB vs hardware-based NLB [closed]

Can somebody with extensive experience explain me what are the selling points of hardware-based NLB over Windows NLB and what are major/main disadvantages of Windows NLB? I recently read through some ...
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IP configuration for NLB / ARR servers in front of IIS web servers

Currently, I have 3 websites on a single IIS web server. I use 3 dedicated IPs (one per site) because the sites use either SSL or wildcard subdomains. Now, I want to make this environment highly ...
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One Network Load Balancing host can't see the other

We have setup a Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster of 2 hosts for our new staging environment. The cluster initially works fine, but eventually, after stopping and starting one of the hosts ...
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NLB - detect service down

I am trying to work out how to use PowerShell to detect when a load balanced (NLB) Apache service is no longer accepting requests (but the service is still running). Windows NLB detect dead IIS? ...
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Windows Server 2008 NLB doesn't respond to ARP request

I have two instances of Windows Server 2008 running in Hyper-V VM's. The two instances are configured in a multicast NLB. I can ping either node from another subnet, but I get a timeout when pinging ...
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Microsoft Network Load Balancing - Hosts Won't Converge Simultaneously

I am running Network Load Balancing on two Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VMs in a VMWare ESXi Host environment. The cluster and hosts are configured to use multicast and all are on the same VLAN ...
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ARR Load Balance with two Machines - Always redirect to same Site

described steps for each setup. Created a sample Application WebShareTest , hosted the application in M1(IP 36) on port (80) and same Binary I hosted in M2(IP 210) (on port 8070) I pointed some ...
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Setting up Multicast NLB Cluster with HP 6120XG Switch

How can I setup an NLB cluster across 2 blades connected via a HP 6120XG Switch? All of the guides are for Cisco and setup static ARP entries on the switch but that is not possible on the HP Switch. ...
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Load balance 2 wireless adapters on 2 different computers (ie. w/NLB)

I have 2 physical servers running 2012R2. Each box has its own wireless nic. I also have 1 SSID to which both servers/WLANs connect to. While trying to setup NLB, I noticed the Wireless NICs didn't ...
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Stop single NLB node at command line

We have a NLB cluster set up for our public web servers. I'm trying to stop the "localhost" in the cluster from the command line using NLB.EXE. When I write "nbl stop" it seems that all nodes are ...
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Network Load Balancing VMWARE [closed]

Is network load balancing (NLB) with windows server 2012 using unicast and active-passive mode supported on VMWARE ? More details: I have 3 http servers running inside a windows server 2012 ...
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Does Windows Network Load Balancing require any specific ports to be open?

I have two Windows 2012 servers, joined in a Windows Network Load Balancing cluster. I have been trying to find how the NLB heartbeat message is exchanged between those servers (to make sure it will ...
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Windows multicast NLB with Linux clients

I'm (on behalf of a client, anyway) having some troubles with Linux accessing a multicast NLB cluster hosted on Hyper-V (waiting for more information on what version, but I don't think the version is ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Cluster - can we force some users to a specific server?

Given an RDS cluster with NLB, users connect and login to one of the servers at random. But there is one program that's only available on one of the servers (licensing reasons). Can we force a group ...
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Linux equivalent of Windows NLB

With Windows, we can setup load balancing for arbitrary IP services just by installing NLB and selecting which nodes we want in the cluster. It does some MAC address changing, then has algorithms to ...
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NLB for incoming SMTP connections from a single server

We have 2 Exchange CAS servers running NLB. We use an outsourced SPAM provider who forwards messages to us. All of the messages from them go to a single CAS server because we only see one IP address ...
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How do I know which node in a cluster answers?

I have set up an NLB with two servers (nodes) which are running the same service. The filtering is single host, because I don’t want them to run at the same time, because there is data in the cache DB,...
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NLB/DFS between servers at different locations?

I currently run a web application on a single VPS but have the need to make it redundant so that the website will not become unavailable in case the server goes down for any reason. I have found that ...
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NLB ARR cross-node setup

Given: one ASP.NET web application 2 Windows servers with IIS installed (no more servers allowed) I want to enable load balancing / failover for that application, on both server and application ...
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NLB Accessed Denied from second server

Have NLB set up and working. Just two servers, web1 and web2. I set up NLB on web1 and can view both machines as Converged. (I had to specify a login/pass to connect to web2). On web2, looking at the ...
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How to synchronize applications between two terminal-service servers?

We have two terminal-service server and we use Network Load Balancing (NLB) to cluster this two terminal-service servers together. We need to have the same applications installed on the two servers, ...
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Two NLB mutlicast clusters on the same VLAN processing same traffic

I have an older ISA2006 based NLB cluster which I plan to migrate to a new TMG2010 NLB cluster. I need to have both clusters active for some time during migration (with different IPs of course). Both ...
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Drainstopping NLB via powershell remotely

This question was asked by a colleague on SO here, though it was suggested that we ask it here instead - apologies for the cross posting. Server is Windows Server 2008 R2 - UAC is disabled on the ...
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NLB - Stop IIS Site 1 - Will it now alway go to IIS Site 2?

With Windows Network Load Balancer (nlb) if I turn OFF a single IIS Site on Box 1 Will traffic be automatically redirected to the same corresponding site on Box 2? Thanks
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How do you setup FTP with IIS Manager Users in an NLB environment with shared IIS configs?

I've setup a 2 node NLB cluster and used the following to share IIS configs between them. http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/05/30/configuring-iis-7-5-shared-configuration.aspx The IIS ...
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Is there a primary webserver in a NLB scenario?

I help administer a small NLB that points to two Windows Servers running IIS which share a configuration. The sites' flat files are replicated using DFSR. I get the gist of how this all works from ...
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Could SQL Server 2008 replication be used with NLB to allow unlimited scaling of reporting servers?

We are currently using transactional replication in SQL Server 2008 to keep a secondary reporting server synchronized with a primary database server. This has been working weel and keeps some of the ...
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Setting up NLB in a VLAN

I have a network layout like this (ESXi hosts): Internal Network + +-----------------+ ...
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Network Load Balancing Manager failover

I would like to be notified when one of my clusters in Network Load Balancing Manager starts up or fails. The documentation seems to infer that there are no advanced scripting, logging, or ...
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Windows Network Load Balancing on ESX Cluster with Dell PowerConnect stacks

We recently switched out our Cisco 6500 core switch for a pair of Dell PowerConnect 6248 stacks. Since then, our Network Load Balanced Sharepoint, which runs on two virtual machines on an ESX cluster ...
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how to install 2 simple ssl certificates on 2 web site having the same ip, in iis8?

how to add a second ssl certificate to the same server for two different web sites?. How to setup a second ip for the second web site considering that the server is balanced? more information: i've ...
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Misunderstanding about packet travel over NLB-Network

I'm doing a LAB about NLB(Network load balancing) on Windows Server 2008 - Unicast mode. But I can't understand how the packet travel across the Network... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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How Application Request Routing(ARR) will work with IIS Web Services

I currently have 2 servers on Which nlb and application pools are running .Since the nlb doesn't recognize, that if an application pool has failed, it sends the request even when an application pool ...
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What is the easiest way to obtain a script-driven hot failover system?

I need to reconfigure a prod env to provide hot failover for a db driven web app written in Perl that is currently running on an Apache HTTPD server, on a Linux OS. The app is not designed to run in ...
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Advantage of Microsoft Cluster over Microsoft Network Load Balancer

Till recently, I assumed that Microsoft NLB worked at an OS/Machine level rather than an Application Level. i.e. the NLB just monitors heartbeats on the machine to check if machine is alive and then ...
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MS NLB: why are multicast packets received by all servers on the LAN, not just members of the cluster

I have a MS NLB cluster (Win 2003) which includes just two hosts. The cluster is configured to use Multicast operation mode (not IGMP). For some reason I am seeing packets intended for the NLB ...
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iis 7.5 - WFF and ARR farm management

We have two test web farms (IIS 7.5). The Florida web farm has two ARR servers and two content servers. The ARR servers have WFF and NLB installed. The ARR setup uses a shared config located on a file ...
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How to setup NLB and ARR in server 2008 R2

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 ...
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Predictive vs Least Connection Load Balancing Techniques

I have a windows based desktop application that communicates via TCP to the application servers. (windows 2003). No sticky sessions between client calls. We have exactly 2 servers to load balance and ...
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Unreachable Hosts in Windows NLB on VirtualBox [closed]

Setup Cluster : Two Windows Server 2008 R2 nodes. Each running as a VM inside of VirtualBox. Each Node has NLB enabled and a cluster configured. The cluster is configured to use IGMP Multicast. ...
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Load balanced iis 7.5 and one-to-one certificate mapping

I have a scenario where I need to run an application through hardware HTTPS load balancing that does round-robin. Clients will authenticate through pre-issued certificates from a standalone root CA ...
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Sharing Windows 7 NLB in home network [closed]

I have read this question and have been googling trying to do what is in the title, with no luck. I´ve tried bridging connections, ICS, etc. I have two separate internet connections from two ...