Sticky Sessions are a load-balancing method where individual user-sessions are kept to a single back-end server for the life of the session, and sessions are load-balanced across the whole pool. When one back-end server dies, only those user-sessions are interrupted.

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Node Affinity and Load-Balancing - drawbacks?

What are the main drawbacks if we choose to use Node-Affinity (sticky MAC) with a load-balanced IIS solution? We are thinking about using in-memory Session State, so need to evaluate the options. ...
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What is the downside to sticky sessions with load balancers?

We have a web farm of IIS7 machines which work great. In front of them is an F5 Big-IP hardware load balancer, also working fine :) Currently we're using an ASP.NET State Service to handle our ...