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Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook by Ran Dolev, Erez Ben-Ari

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Adding load balancing into the mix

Now that you have an array, you can configure any third party load balancer to divvy up the load between your members. We have mentioned earlier that load balancing can distribute the incoming requests between users, and can also monitor the servers and redistribute in case a server goes down. It is important to know, though, that with UAG, this is limited, as UAG does not have a way of tracking sessions across servers. If a user has logged on to a UAG server array, the load balancer will assign that user to one of the array members. If the server crashes, the load balancing service will learn of it quickly and assign the next request from that user to another server in the array. However, the unique session ...

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