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Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook by Esther Barthel MSc

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Load balancing your Citrix® Web Interface with Microsoft NLB

This recipe will show you how to use Microsoft's Network Load Balancing (NLB) to build a redundant CWI infrastructure based upon Load Balancing techniques.

Getting ready

When using Load Balancing, ensure both the Citrix Web Interface servers run the same configuration for the configured WI sites by performing the following steps:

  1. Create a XenApp website with the same name on the second CWI server by using the same sitemgr command:
    sitemgr -c "WIDest=1:/Citrix/XenApp,WIDefaultSite=Yes,FarmName=CBXAFarm,XMLService=CBXA01;CBXA02,XMLSPort=8080,XMLSProtocol=HTTP,AppAccessMethods=Remote;Streaming,AuthenticationPoint=WebInterface,AllowUserPasswordChange=Expired-only,UIBranding=Applications" -g ...

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