What is NLB in Windows 2012?
Considering this, what is Windows NLB?
Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB) is an optional component of Windows Server. It load balances network traffic, sent to a cluster virtual IP address, among multiple servers in a cluster. It requires Microsoft Clustering to be used.
Also Know, how do I know if NLB is working? Go to the command prompt and type "wlbs query", as you can see HOST 1 and HOST 2 converged successfully on the cluster. This means things are working well. Ping each server locally and remotely. Ping the virtual IP locally and remotely, you should do this three times to test the NLB working.
Correspondingly, how do I set up NLB?
Use Network load balancing (NLB)
- Open the Server Manager of your Windows Server 2008 by opening your Start Menu and clicking Administrative Tools » Server Manager.
- In the navigation tree on the left, click Features.
- In the right pane, click Add Features.
- From the list of features that appear, select Network Load Balancing and click Next » Install.
What is Wlbs?
Windows NT Load Balancing Service (WLBS) is a feature of Windows NT that provides load balancing and clustering for applications. WLBS dynamically distributes IP traffic across multiple cluster nodes, and provides automatic failover in the event of node failure.