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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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HA for the RD Web Access and RD Gateway roles

We can enable HA for Web Access and Gateway roles by using Network Load Balancing (NLB), and it's possible to use the built-in NLB server role in Windows Server 2012 R2 to do this or use a third-party appliance. In the spirit of this book, we'll look at how to do this with Windows Server because it's good to see what's possible in the box before looking at the extra expense of a third-party tool. In order to set up NLB, each participating server has to have a fixed IP address on one of its NICs, which is what we have already.

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In older versions of Windows Server, we needed to have a dedicated NIC for NLB; however, in Windows Server 2012 R2, there is now NIC teaming, the idea being we can use the ...

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