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SharePoint 2010 Load-Balancing and AAM

  Date: Oct 08    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 2460

How do you configure Load Balancing in SharePoint 2010? Let me explain. I am
using SharePoint 2010 and I have one CA and two WFEs. I am using a Cisco ACE
for the URL Management.

http://ebs.domainname.com is the default URL and the URL that I typed into the
wizard when I created the Web APP. I can get to the site, but when I try to
create a new Item or edit the page, I get Page not found. I was told to
configure Alternate Access Mapping. I can't find any instructions on AAM though.
I tried mapping http://ebs.domainname.com to the internal URL of
http://servername1:83 and http://servername2:83. I added the binding in IIS on
each server. However, I can't get to the site by servername. I also still
can't create a new Calendar item or edit a page due to the error "Page not

Anyone know how to configure Load Balancing with Alternate Access Mapping or see
what I am doing wrong?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Oct 08    

We use the ACE too. We have (2) WFE(s) and (1) INDEX server that is running the
CA. The ACE controls which box is in the pool. Basically, we have two IP(s) on
each physical WFE server. The default IP is assigned to the FQDN. The other IP
is bound to the web application.

On the CA side, we have:

(under the Internal URL)
http://servername1/ ---> (zone) Default ---> (public url)
http://servername2/ ---> (zone) Default ---> (public url)
https://domain.ufl.edu/ ---> (zone) Default ---> (public url)
http://domain.ufl.edu/ ---> (zone) Default ---> (public url)

Finally, we have a test page that the ACE checks for in SP. If it does not come
back with a favorable "200" response it takes that server out of the pool. The
ACE also controls the HTTPS. So, no cert configured on the CA side.

I don't know if this is correct or best practice but it does work for us.

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