Outlook Web Access Front-end Server and Load Balancing Clusters
To provide even more enhanced performance and functionality when working with Exchange Server 2003, organizations can leverage the Windows 2003 NLB options available with the Windows 2003 server platform. Windows Server 2003 NLB is a separate functionality with clusters, and works by establishing a cluster of two or more systems using a single TCP/IP address.
This functionality is often effective when load-balancing front-end Exchange mail servers and Outlook Web Access with Exchange Server 2003. In this section, you explore NLB and Outlook Web Access, the steps to configure front-end Outlook Web Access servers using NLB options, and best practices.