Microsoft - Getting the most out of Microsoft applications and keeping critical environments always-on
Considerations for higher education institutions rolling out virtual desktops
This blog explains how load balancers enhance virtual desktop solutions in higher education.
How to load balance Microsoft Dynamics using HAProxy
Microsoft Dynamics is a critical ERP and CRM tool. It, therefore, needs to be highly available and scalable. Here's how you can achieve that.
Are the Microsoft apps you depend on dependable enough?!
Here our Lead Technical Author/Architect at Loadbalancer.org, Rob Cooper, explains why you need to load balance your Microsoft Apps, and explains how to do this with Microsoft Exchange Server, Remote Desktop Services, Internet Information Services and Always On VPN.... Hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world rely
Load balancing Exchange 2019
How does load balancing Exchange 2019 differ from load balancing previous versions of Microsoft's mailbox server? We've assembled everything you need to know.
Ensuring high availability of a Microsoft Exchange environment for a leading cloud provider
Our expertise enabled a leading cloud provider for IT resellers optimize their Microsoft Exchange environment making it highly available for 130,000+ users.
How Scomis improves the scalability and performance of its Hosted Application Service
Find out how a specialist IT services provider delivers consistent application experience for over 4,500 concurrent users.
Making a leading charity’s email system secure, accessible and reliable
Our expertise enabled a leading charity utilise their Microsoft Exchange email system making it easily accessible, secure, scalable and reliable.
Microsoft Windows print spooler and any other Windows service health check
The best way to check the health of your print server.
How do I secure my load balancer with Active Directory, LDAP or RADIUS?
I’ve noticed a lot more of our customers are asking to use their Active Directory login details with the load balancer appliance. And it can get a bit fiddly, so I wanted to write a blog to explain the process in more detail. Why use centralized authentication? Better security,
Load Balancing Exchange 2016
Exchange 2016 is Microsoft's latest enterprise level messaging and collaboration server. It has been designed for simplicity of scale, hardware utilization, and failure isolation. This has greatly simplified both the deployment process and the implementation of a load balancer. The CAS role that used to be in Exchange 2010 and
Load Balancing Microsoft Session Host in Azure
This blog will provide a quick start guide on how to load balance Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host servers using the Enterprise Azure Loadbalancer.org Azure cloud appliance. • Microsoft Connection Broker is used, the Loadbalancer.org appliance interacts with the Routing Token to reconnect user sessions to the correct Session
Load Balancing Web Servers with OWASP Top 10 WAF in Azure
This blog will provide a quick start guide on how to load balance Web Servers and configure a WAF using the Enterprise Azure Loadbalancer.org Azure cloud appliance. • The WAF addresses the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities and is very quick and simple to deploy • SSL offload is handled by STunnel,
Load Balancing Apache Web Servers with OWASP Top 10 WAF in Azure
This blog will provide a quick start quide on how to load balance Apache Web Servers and configure a WAF using the Enterprise Azure Loadbalancer.org Azure cloud appliance. • The WAF addresses the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities and is very quick and simple to deploy. • SSL offload is handled by
How to load balance Microsoft FTP Server with HAProxy
Open standards are awesome, and the File Transfer Protocol FTP (inspite of its flaws) has been in constant use for an amazing 40 years! FTP can be a pain to run over firewalls and load balancers, so this blog explains how to configure Microsoft FTP and HAProxy.
Loadbalancer.org & BenQ Case Study
BenQ meets user expectations with high-performance Microsoft Exchange platform in Europe. With employees spread across ten European countries, BenQ needs to ensure that its email system in Europe delivers high performance and exceptional availability. It installed Loadbalancer.org products as part of a new centralized Microsoft Exchange platform and they
MS SQL Health Check
Recently we've noticed more customers are load balancing Microsoft SQL Server. We already have a built in MySQL health check in the appliance, but until now we've avoided having a Microsoft SQL check as it is not open source. Not to be deterred, we checked the licence agreement with a
Load balancing Microsoft Remote Desktop Services in AWS
We have an increasing number of customers who are using our Enterprise AWS load balancer appliance for load balancing remote desktop services in the AWS cloud. RDS users could be located on the public Internet or on a private LAN in a remote branch office which connects to the load
Enhanced Microsoft IIS health checks using VBscript
By default, the load balancer uses a TCP connect to the port defined in the Virtual Service to verify the health of each real (backend) server. For IIS, this would typically be port 80. In many cases this kind of health check is adequate but for IIS this is often
Windows NLB (WNLB) and its disadvantages
Whilst Windows Network Load Balancing (WNLB) has been constantly improved in each version of Windows since it's introduction in Windows 2000, it still has a fairly extensive list of disadvantages when compared to a hardware or virtual based loadbalancer. WNLB Disadvantages * Causes switch flooding. Unicast mode relies on this to
Load Balancing Exchange 2013
Exchange 2013 is Microsoft's latest enterprise level messaging and collaboration server. It has been designed for simplicity of scale, hardware utilization, and failure isolation. This has greatly simplified both the deployment process and the implementation of a load balancer. Exchange 2013 has been consolidated into two roles, these are: the
Load Balancing Exchange 2010
In Exchange 2010, system functionality is split into five server roles (Mailbox, Client Access (CAS), Unified Messaging, Hub Transport (HT) and Edge Transport). Mandatory roles are Mailbox, Client Access and Hub Transport. The Edge Transport and Unified Messaging roles are optional and depend on the infrastructure and operational requirements. The
HAProxy load balancer feedback agent check — We've Open Sourced our Windows service so you can extend it how you like.
Wow, I just came to update this with the latest version and was shocked to notice the blog is almost 10 years old! — We keep finding new uses for our HAProxy Feedback Agent.. But, please let me know what you use it for in the comments section :-). So what's
Microsoft drops support for mstshash cookies? (embrace and destroy policy?)
UPDATE: November 2015 - We are pretty sure Microsoft have quietly fixed this bug and not told anyone... Recently we have seen quite a few customer issues where using RDP cookies. So we decided to investigate this and find out why. A couple of customer recently reported that when using
Exchange 2013 - Microsoft finally have an email solution designed for high availability and load balancing
OK, So maybe my blog title is a little harsh. The Microsoft Exchange products have been pretty scaleable since Exchange 2007. Exchange 2010 had some vast improvements and you could tell that the Microsoft engineers had put a lot of effort into trying to ease the painful mess that was
Load balancing an internal web server behind two Microsoft TMG 2010 servers at layer 4 using DR mode
We were looking at Microsoft's new TMG server and load balancing and after a search of the web found there was not really any Guide on how to load balance incoming web connections via two TMG servers to an internal NAT'ed web sever at Layer 4. The TMG servers are