How To Perform Basic Network Load
Balancing Procedures in Windows Server
This step-by-step article describes how to perform basic Network Load Balancing
procedures. When you use Network Load Balancing, you can spread incoming
requests across many servers. When you do so, you can expand enterprise-wide
services, such as Web servers, Terminal Services, and streaming media servers, to
make sure that the services respond quickly, even under heavy loads.
Network Load Balancing automatically detects when a server stops responding and quickly reassigns client traffic among the remaining servers. This safeguard helps you provide uninterrupted, continuous service for your critical business programs.
\u2022At a command prompt:
1. ClickSt art, clickR un, type cmd in theOpe n box, and then clickOK.
2. Type wlbs stop, and then press ENTER.
Cluster operations are immediately stopped on the local cluster host. If you
want to stop cluster operations on all cluster hosts, type either of the
following commands, wherei p_addre ss is the Internet Protocol (IP) address of
cluster that you want to modify.
2. Under the cluster container, click the host that you want to stop.
3. On theHo st menu, point to Control Host, and then clickSt op.
If the primary IP address for the cluster is in the Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog box, clickAdv ance d, and then remove the primary IP address for the cluster, and then remove any other cluster IP addresses that appear.
When you use the wlbs stop command or when you use the Network Load
Balancing Manager to stop a cluster host, client computer connections that are
already in progress may be interrupted. To avoid interrupting active connections,
use theDrainst o p cluster control command.
You can use Network Load Balancing to spread incoming requests across as many
as 32 servers. You can do so to expand enterprise-wide services, such as Web
servers, Terminal Services, and streaming-media servers. Network Load Balancing
also makes sure that your servers respond quickly, even under heavy loads. It does
this by automatically detecting when a server stops working, and then quickly
reassigning client traffic among the remaining servers. This safeguard can help you
provide uninterrupted, continuous service for your critical business programs.
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