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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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HA for the RD Broker role

HA for the Remote Desktop Broker (RD Broker) role changed in Windows Server 2012. We used to use Windows Failover Clustering and add the RD Broker as a role in a cluster, whereas it is now based around a central SQL Server database to which all the RD Brokers connect and there is no cluster. The individual RD Brokers are then put into an RD Broker Farm, which is just a set of entries in DNS, and make use of DNS Round Robin to spread out the incoming connections and provide active-active high availability. It is possible to use a third-party solution in place of DNS Round Robin, but we'll use it in our lab, and one requirement is that we must use static IP addresses for our RD Brokers (which we have already done). The ...

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