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  • Blog Post: What is new for NLB in Windows Server 2008R2?

    In Windows Server 2008 R2 several improvements have been made to the Network Load Balancing (NLB) technology. Extended Affinity In the past, affinity was only honored for open connections when a failover occurs. In 2008 R2 we added what is known as “Extended Client Affinity”. When...
  • Blog Post: FAQ Week for NLB: Friday

    Every day this week the Clustering & High-Availability is writing about some of the top questions we get about Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2. We hope you find these helpful! · Monday: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/07/20/10040072.aspx ·...
  • Blog Post: FAQ Week for NLB: Thursday

    Every day this week the Clustering & High-Availability is writing about some of the top questions we get about Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2. We hope you find these helpful! · Monday: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/07/20/10040072.aspx ·...
  • Blog Post: FAQ Week for NLB: Wednesday

    Every day this week the Clustering & High-Availability is writing about some of the top questions we get about Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2. We hope you find these helpful! · Monday: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/07/20/10040072.aspx ·...
  • Blog Post: FAQ Week for NLB: Tuesday

    Every day this week the Clustering & High-Availability is writing about some of the top questions we get about Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2. We hope you find these helpful! · Monday: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/07/20/10040072.aspx Gary...
  • Blog Post: FAQ Week for NLB: Monday

    Every day this week the Clustering & High-Availability is writing about some of the top questions we get about Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2. We hope you find these helpful! Gary Jackman Software Test Engineer Network Load Balacing Microsoft Does NLB...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Network Load Balancing (NLB) and Virtual Machines on Windows Server 2008 R2

    When running NLB as a Virtual Machine (VM) guest using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V you need to be aware of some specific configurations settings in Hyper-V host prior to configuring NLB. In Hyper-V, the VM host prevents dynamic MAC address updates as an extra layer of security in the datacenter...
  • Blog Post: Wanted: A Good Cluster Developer to Support 2008 R2

    Hi Cluster Fans, Microsoft’s Windows Sustained Engineering (WinSE) organization has a job opening for a developer to support Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing (NLB) technologies. WinSE is Microsoft’s servicing branch which takes requests to fix issues after the product has been shipped...
  • Blog Post: Network Load Balancing in R2: Using ETW Tracing

    Hi, We are going to talk about a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Failover Clustering, ETW tracing. With this added functionality, we have provided a mechanism of tracing why NLB has decided to drop or accept a given network packet. This blog provides the following information on...
  • Blog Post: Installing Network Load Balancing (NLB) on Windows Server 2008 R2

    Hi, This post will describe several ways to install Network Load Balancing (NLB) using the command line interface. In Windows Server 2008 R2 installing Windows Features using scripts at the command line has changed a little since Windows Server 2008. There are four ways to install the feature:...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for NLB: Common Scenarios

    Hi, This is the second blog is our series of posts on PowerShell for Network Load Balancing (NLB). The first post introduces you to the CMDlets: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/10/28/9913877.aspx Most of NLB CMDlets have the following common parameters. -InterfaceName...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Help Online & Management Pack Updates for Failover Clustering & NLB

    Hi Cluster Fans, We have added Windows Server 2008 R2 PowerShell help on TechNet and have updated our Management Packs to support 2008 R2 for System Center Operation Manager (SCOM), for both Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing. PowerShell Help Online With PowerShell help online...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for NLB: Part 1: Getting Started

    Hi NLB Fans, NLB provides users with various methods to manage clusters. In Windows Server 2008, there are 3 ways to manage an NLB cluster: 1. Network Load balancing Manager GUI (nlbmgr.exe) 2. NLB command line tool (Nlb.exe) 3. NLB WMI Provider (root\MicrosoftNLB namespace) In...
  • Blog Post: Network Load Balancing in R2: Extended Affinity

    Hello! I am Rohan Mutagi. My job at Microsoft is to do something that everyone likes: criticize others J , specifically, other people’s code. Yes, I am a tester and it’s my role to find bugs in Network Load Balancing (NLB). Over the next few months I will be blogging more about changes that NLB...
  • Blog Post: Cluster Resources

    Hi Cluster Fans, Resources can be hard to find, so every few months we will be publishing an updated list of useful documents, guides and information to this blog ( http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/ ). If there is any other useful Microsoft content which you feel is missing, let us know by...
  • Blog Post: NLB Management Pack for SCOM 2007 Released

    NLB Fans, We have just released the System Center Operations Manager 2007 management pack (MP) for Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing (NLB). It is available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dc17e093-bdd7-4cb3-9981-853776ed90be&displaylang=en...
  • Blog Post: Network Load Balancing (NLB) and Virtual Machines

    Hi, A lot of people have asked about setting up NLB clusters on virtual machines. This is possible. But, there a few things to keep in mind. If you’re trying to create NLB clusters using Virtual Server Virtual Machines, before designing your solution familiarize yourself with the supported...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Hi Cluster Fans, In Windows Server 2008 R2 (“R2”) we are introducing PowerShell as the new scripting language for clustering technologies. PowerShell with Network Load Balancing (NLB) will replace NLB.exe and WLBS.exe. The Windows Server 2008 R2 release is the last release for NLB.exe and WLBS.exe...
  • Blog Post: Clustering and HA Resources

    Hi Cluster Fans, Resources can be hard to find, so every few months we will be publishing an updated list of useful documents, guides and information to this blog ( http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/ ). If there is any important Microsoft content which you feel is missing, let us know by clicking the...
  • Blog Post: Help the Clustering and High Availability team with Network Load Balancing features!

    NLB users, In a previous post ( http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2008/02/15/7718003.aspx ), I requested your input on how you use NLB in your environments. Many of you responded with great information. Thank you! Thank you! Taking this a step further, the Clustering and High Availability...
  • Blog Post: Clustering is coming to TechEd!

    Hi cluster fans, From June 9 th – 13 th the cluster team will be at IP Pro TechEd in Orlando, Florida. Windows Server 2008 has been our biggest release to date and a quorum of our program managers, marketing team, and cluster MVPs will be there to educate and answer all your questions. We will...
  • Blog Post: Official Microsoft Curriculum: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering

    Hi clustering fans, The Windows Server Failover Clustering Product Group is proud to announce the release of the first ever Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Official Curriculum course: Course 6423A: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering The course will be available in the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Clustering Documents, Whitepapers, Webcasts, Groups

    Hi Cluster Fans, We’ve had a lot of requests for a centralized website to find clustering and high-availability information and…it’s coming soon. But in the meantime I’ll post some great resources from Microsoft’s Clustering and High-Availability team. I’ll try to update this list when we...
  • Blog Post: Clustering Events during MVP Summit

    The MVP Summit is help in Redmond and Seattle, WA on April 14th - 17th ( https://www.mvpsummit2008.com/Default.aspx ). The clustering team is planning several events and presentations over this week which are open to MVPs who have listed clustering as an interest in their MVP Summit profiles. Please...
  • Blog Post: How are you planning to upgrade your NLB clusters to W2K8?

    Windows Server 2008 is launching on February 27th. This is an extremely exciting date for all of us here in Windows Server, especially in the High Availability team. Of course, for you, this means learning about all the cool new features in this release and planning your deployment; something you might...
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