Hey TLG fans!
I am proud to announce that my colleague Helen Johnson, a Solution Engineer at F5 Networks, has published the first partner-authored Test Lab Guide (TLG) titled Demonstrate the F5 Networks BIG-IP Load Balancer for SharePoint Server 2010.
This TLG builds off of the Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm and adds a second web front end server (WFE2) to the existing farm. It then takes you through installing and configuring a virtualized version of the F5 Networks BIG-IP device to provide load balancing of web traffic between the two web front-end servers (WFE1 and WFE2). Here is the resulting configuration:
And here is the corresponding TLG stack:
Using this TLG and the trial version of the BIG-IP LTM Virtual Edition, you can build out and demonstrate a BIG-IP-based load-balancing SharePoint solution in a test lab. This is a very cool configuration and a great example of what you can do with TLGs for the evaluation of a multi-product scenario or solution.
Hats off to Helen and her staff for successive drafts of this document and seeing it through to publication!
As ever, enjoy!