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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Creating an NLB Cluster

Before an NLB cluster can be created, a few bits of information are required. The NLB cluster is actually load balancing traffic based on a defined clustered IP address, the DNS name, and the TCP/IP ports that will be allowed. Each NLB cluster node can also be configured with multiple network cards. Each card can be associated with a different NLB cluster, and a single card can support multiple clusters, but each cluster must have a different DNS name and IP addresses. For this example, a new NLB cluster will be created for the name NLB.companyabc.com using the IP address of 192.168.206.25. To create an NLB cluster, follow these steps:

1. Log on to a Windows Server 2012 system with an account that has local administrator ...

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