Deploying Network Load Balancing

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

After completing the design for the applications and services in your Network Load Balancing cluster, you are ready to deploy the cluster running the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system in your pilot and production network environments. A successful deployment ensures that your Network Load Balancing cluster meets or exceeds the specifications in the design. In addition, you must ensure that the deployment of your Network Load Balancing cluster does not disrupt the operation of any existing applications or services.

In This Chapter

Overview of the NLB Deployment Process

Selecting the Automated Deployment Method

Implementing a New Cluster

Upgrading Existing Clusters

Migrating Existing Clusters

Additional Resources for Deploying Network Load Balancing