Have you ever seen one of those blogs where all the writer does is post about posts on other people’s blogs? Well that’s not my goal here, although for the 2nd day in a row I’m going to have to poach something from Justin Zarb and his world famous Virtual World blog. What can I say, he just keeps coming through with good stuff. Anyway, today he writes about a Nortel solution he came across that’s custom tailored to load balance Microsoft Application Virtualization Servers. Load balancing your servers is a pretty common topic around here so I figured it was worth it to post a link back to it. A snippet of his post and the link are below:
Well this week I have been up in bonny Scotland assisting a customer and having a merry old time.
One of the issues that came up was how they could configure there Alteon’s to successfully load balance softgrid virtual application servers. Originally this was not being successful in any DCRefresh attempts or Streams.
Anyway, Nortel Application Switch Operating System 23.0 introduces load balancing tailored to the SoftGrid suite for the delivery of sequenced applications and the maintaining of persistency while launching applications from SoftGrid Client.
This guide appears to be aimed at SoftGrid (meaning 4.2 and earlier) but I see no reason why it wouldn’t also work with App-V (meaning 4.5 or later) assuming you’re employing a classic VAS (Virtual Application Server) scenario. If any of you have tried this let me know what you think.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer