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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook by Peter De Tender, Michael Van Horenbeeck

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Load balancing at layer 4 using a single IP address and a load balancer

Unlike DNS Round Robin, load balancing at layer 4 usually requires some sort of load balancing device to be configured. Although, technically speaking, Windows Network Load Balancing would also be a valid option and doesn't require a load balancing device.

In the following recipe we will describe the steps that are necessary to set up your load balancing device for layer 4 load balancing. Because there are many vendors and device models out there, we will describe the principles to this setup but we won't be covering product-specific configuration steps.

Getting ready

To complete the following steps, you will need to use a virtual or hardware load balancer. The load balancer ...

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