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    What are you guys using for a hardware solution for Load Balancing?

    I have used Microsoft NLB but it's not very stable so I'm needing a good solution I can depend on.

    I'm needing to Load Balance a few Citrix Gateway Servers and a few Web Servers, so about 10 servers total.

    I was looking at LoadMaster's HArdware solution but no nothing about them.
    http://www.kemptechnologies.com

    And also Coyote Point System.
    http://www.coyotepoint.com/

    Amnyone have any knowlage of these devices or any suggestions would be awesome.

    H

  • #2
    Re: Load Balancing

    Kemp is good, a bit more cost effective than other vendors. Citrix NetScalers are very good as well. They have other features on their boxes such as SSL-VPN and Application Layer Firewall services.
    JM @ IT Training & Consulting
    http://www.itgeared.com

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    • #3
      Re: Load Balancing

      Originally posted by [JM] View Post
      Kemp is good, a bit more cost effective than other vendors. Citrix NetScalers are very good as well. They have other features on their boxes such as SSL-VPN and Application Layer Firewall services.
      I like the Kemp also. I priced the NetScalers and man the pricing is crazy.

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      • #4
        Re: Load Balancing

        F5 load balancers are really good
        Microsoft NLB works quite well if configured correctly. If possible configure it using multicast.
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: Load Balancing

          Originally posted by Dumber View Post
          F5 load balancers are really good
          Microsoft NLB works quite well if configured correctly. If possible configure it using multicast.
          Thanks Dumber. I've tried with my best with MNLB but it's been kind of flaky in Windows 2003. There servers I'm load balancing or pretty critical and are VM servers. I don't know if Hyper-V servers and MNLB is a problem.

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          • #6
            Re: Load Balancing

            A VMs. That makes it a bit different. For this you need to use multicast NLB and proper planning. It might become a hasle to set this up.

            Then I probably would look at an F5 or something.
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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