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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Hardware Load-Balancer Configuration

This section discusses the hardware load-balancer configuration for an Edge Server. There are two perspectives to look at for load balancing Edge Servers because the external-facing adapter and the internal-facing adapter have their own requirements. An Edge Server must be load balanced on both sides to function properly, but each side has slightly different requirements as shown in Figure 31.8.

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Figure 31.8. Edge Server load-balanced ports.

Caution

Many load balancers have the option to balance “All Ports” for a given pool. Avoid this configuration, no matter how tempting and easy it seems. Instead, load ...

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