In Web Farm Framework 2.1 do I need to check Server Farm is Available for load balancing when using a hardware load balancer?
Posted on 2011-10-13
We are currently using a hardware based load balancer from Kemp Technologies called a LoadMaster and the Microsoft Web Farm Framework 2.1.
When configuring the Web Farm Framework, as I understand it, when you check the "Web Farm is avilable for load balancing" checkbox, each WebFarm server will attempt to contact a MS Application Request Routing server and place itself in the pool. Since our hardware based balancer would be providing this function, I felt the best course of action would be to leave this feature disabled in WFF.
Can anyone provide confirmation on this?