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Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Load Balancing with teamed Network Nics in a HP-Server

19. October 2010

Hello everybody. Today I would like to explain you how you can use the Windows Network Load Balancing Feature while the Nics in your HP-Servers are already teamed.

1. Activate the NLB Teaming Feature

2. Start the NLB Configuration and configure a Network-Load-Balance-Cluster – it is really important to do this at the console because you will loose your network connection to the server.

3. Now open the cluster configuration and write down the Mac-Address of the NLB-Cluster

4. Open HP-Teaming-Configuration:

5. Open the Properties of the Network Team

6. Change to “Settings”

7. Replace the existing “Team MAC Address” with the one displayed in the NLB-Cluster-Configuration

8. Save the changes with “OK” and “OK”

9. Finish NLB-Cluster-Configuration

10. Test a ping to first Cluster-Node on the original IP-Address and then on the new Cluster-IP-Address – you now should get an answer for both IP-Addresses.

11. When you now want to add a second/third/… node to the Cluster you have to do the following steps for every node:

a. Change the “Team Mac Address” to the “Mac Address of the new configured NLB-Cluster”
b. Add the Node to the NLB Cluster

12. Finished Smiley

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask.

  1. Mohamed Arafa permalink


    Very thanks for your golden information

  2. I followed your instructions and tried to Load balance the 2 servers but all that happened was that my Owl flew off. It has not returned yet, and more and more washing is being stolen from my line. Im not sure the instructions were complete. Can you tell me how to proceed when the 2 servers are not ping-able and owls are being stolen at 10 a minute? I need to install security so was thinking of hiring a team of Badgers, can you advise the best security to use when defending from an army from Moordoor?

  3. Very good write-up. I certainly love this website. Continue the good work!

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