Windows 2008 NLB queries
Posted on 2009-04-06
I had some queries I was hoping someone could help me with;
I have implemented NLB on a two node Windows 2008 cluster. The servers will be used for IIS SMTP only, and I would like traffic to go primarily to Node1, and if that fails - then Node2.
i) Should I set the port range to be From: 25 to: 25 only, since the functionality is only SMTP? I assume ping, telnet etc will not be affected?
ii) There is a setting for Filtering Mode (multiple host, single host) and affinity (none, single, network)...could someone expand on what these mean
iii) Can I set up the load balancing so that Node1 is preferred and Node2 is only used if Node1 is down?
Many thanks in advance