Windows Server 2016 Network Load Balancing Cluster - Check service availablity

Belosevic Miroslav 1 Reputation point
2021-04-16T15:26:51.023+00:00

My NLB Cluster consists of two members. On each member there is a service listening on the port (for example) 2222, but only one service is active at a time - either on member 1 or on member 2. Can I configure the NLB cluster in such a way, that it first checks if a service on a particular member is available, before it transfers an incoming request to this member?

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  1. Candy Luo 12,451 Reputation points
    2021-04-19T06:59:55.883+00:00

    Hi,

    Can I configure the NLB cluster in such a way, that it first checks if a service on a particular member is available, before it transfers an incoming request to this member?

    As far as I know, Windows NLB will not check service availability. There is no way to achieve your goal with Windows NLB cluster.

    Best Regards,
    Candy

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