Microsoft NLB with CloudGateway (Receiver Storefront)
Many time at many of my customer place I had to install WebInterface and bring high availability for this front web. The first thing coming in my mind every time and the first question I have is : “Ok, do you have an appliance (F5, NetScaler) to enable the load balancing ?” Most of the time it’s yes, but we cannot use it to load balance WebInterface…
So if you cannot use an application to load balance the WebInterface, the solution was to use what was build-in Microsoft Windows, the Network Load Balancing. Of course this is a dummy load balancing but it’s better than nothing.
The Micrsoft NLB runs as a Windows networking driver. Its operations are transparent to the TCP/IP networking stack.