Re: Load Balancing through firewall
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 18:56:45 +0100
1. No, Entreprise is not needed as you will use NLB (Network Load Balancing)
from Windows 2003
2. No, Load Balancing and clustering is not the same thing
4. I don't see why you would need 2 NIC's in each server except if you want
to do Teaming
5. No, you must assign your external IP adress to the load balanced IP
"Todd" <touimet@(nospam)advantageprofessionals.com> a écrit dans le message
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>I have several questions about load balancing 2 terminal servers.
> 1. If I load balance 2 terminal servers do I need Win2003 Enterprise Ed.
> for both servers?
> 2. Is load balancing the same as clustering? Do I have to create a cluster
> inorder to load balance?
> 3. If I want to use Session Directory will I need another 3rd Win2003
> Enterprise Ed. server to provide the Session Directory database?
> 4. I heard or read somewhere that 2 NIC's is preferred in each TS server
> if you will be doing Load Balancing, is that correct and why?
> 5. We will want to publish both of our TS to the Internet so users on the
> road, in multiple branch offices, at home, etc. can access the TS. VPN
> connects for every connect is not feasible right now so that is why we
> want to publish the servers (open port 3389). My question is if I open
> port 3389 on the firewall I will have to point it to a single internal IP
> address. In doing so will that defeat the load balancing?
> Thanks much in advanced!!!