Has anyone got any experience of virtualising Windows Load Balancing service?
I am trying to virtualise one on the nodes of a two node WLB cluster. The cluster is load balancing Outlook Web Access.
I need to vitualise a server that is running one node of the cluster but I will leaving the other node as a physical server.
I am using VMware server v1.0.4 and have used vmware converter to take an image of my WLB node but when I try to start it up the WLB it doesn't seem to want to start. I think this is probably related to the nic config. BTW I am only doing this until I can virtualise my whole environment next year with VI3.
Has anyone tried a migration of WLB?
Any experience/comments would be great.
How are you doing your WLB via Mulitcast or Unicast?
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Unless I am missing the point (which is quite possible) most of the documentation talks of creating a new NLB cluster, I have a cluster that I wish to migrate from physical to virtual.
So far I have used I have used the vmware p2v converter to take an image of the server I want to move and I have tried to start this up on another box but the config of NLB all looks wrong, when I look at the network card settings it is like NLB is disabled. I think this is because the NLB settings that have been migrated are assigned to the old nic and now I have an AMD virtual nic. Any pointers on how I should configure the VM so that my old nic settings come across ok? When I tried to enable NLB on the AMD virtual nic I got a message to say something along the lines of "You already have NLB installed on the hidden nic XXX, do you wish to continue? I will try it again and get the full error if this helps