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SharePoint 2016 load balancing

Written by Peter Ward on April 13, 2017 – 1:29 am -

So you are doing an on premise migration from 2010 to 2016, so of course in true Microsoft style, more boxes are required, so that means more web front end servers.

Changes are that on 2010, you had 1 WFE server, and in 2016 you’ll need at least 2, or you should, so that means load balancing is required.

If IT has load balancing software like KEMP then I would suggest use that, if it doesn’t then use Network Load Balancer (feature of Windows Server OS), which will involve playing around with IP addresses and hyper v settings. More skills for the SharePoint Admin to learn.

Good luck

Useful Links

 

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/meamcs/2012/05/29/prepare-sharepoint-farm-part-3-prepare-nlb-for-sharepoint-web-front-end-wfe-servers/

 

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