Load balancing on Windows 2003 server

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Greetings, i just would like to ask some questions about the load balancing of windows 2003 server.I would like to ask if how would you know that the two server is doing load balancing?I'm using unicast and my two server is located in 1 vlan.Do i need some software tools to see if my two servers really working as a load balancing?or do i need some additional configuration on my switch? Thank you and good day...

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Install IIS on the two servers, if you have not already done so, then put a simple web page on each that says “server 1″ and the other that says “server2″, each server only having one of the above mentioned pages.

You should see a alternating pattern when you open new connections to the web site (the web address is going to be your Virtual IP) from a CLIENT machine, if not, verify your affinity settings.

This will let you know that you are actually load balancing between the two servers.

Hope this helps.

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  • Taney2000
    If you set up Windows load balancing you may also want to adjust the heatbeat rate of your servers if you are not using a dedicated nic with a cross-over.
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  • Odyleones
    Thank you very much for all ur reply...i appreciate it most...Now i know that they are doing load balancing.Now i would like to follow up some questions...Is there a way where i can see that my two servers are listening if there is a query? Thank you very much...
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