RobPol

Monitoring Microsoft's NEtwork Load Balancer

Discussion created by RobPol on Feb 20, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2012 by AC

I have a client with three exchange servers running network load balancer to do the obvious. This is the MS solution built into the OS, basically each box listens on the same virtual IP as well as its own IP and they figure out a way to apportion the incoming work between them.

 

I can monitor the boxes OS, cdm, exchange, services etc on each one. The client fear that NLB will drop one of the boxes from the cluster and this will remain undetected. Does anyone know where I can see what NLB is doing either in a log file or based on some particular windows service?

 

Thanks.

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