Chapter 3. Load Balancing

Load-balanced services are accessed by users every day, such as when they book a plane ticket on a website, watch the news, or access social media. By using load balancing, we have the ability to distribute user requests or client requests for content and applications across multiple backend servers where the content is located. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • How load balancing works
  • How to load balance a generic web application
  • How to load balance Citrix services such as the XML service and DDC servers
  • How to load balance Microsoft products such as SharePoint, Exchange, and MSSQL

A load-balanced service within NetScaler allows us to distribute user requests from different sources based upon different ...

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