IIS 7, NLB Clusters, and Site IP Address Bindings

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-05
When binding a site IP address in IIS 7 on a machine that is in an NLB cluster is there a way to bind to the specific shared NLB cluster IP address ?  I believe that is how it was done in IIS 6 and the Windows Server 2003 NLB clusters (i.e. the site would be bound to the shared NLB address from within IIS 6) - but for some reason within IIS 7 the only option is to bind All Unassigned or the unique cluster host IP address that only that one machine uses (as opposed to the shared IP addresses between or among the NLB hosts within the cluster). The only option there seems to be within IIS 7 is to use the All Unassigned and then use the Host Headers field to direct the target traffic to that IIS 7 site.  We were just expecting to see the shared cluster IP address(es) as an option to bind to from within IIS 7 along with the unique, dedicated host IP address ...

Any further guidance on this would be appreciated,


Question by:LGroup1
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    Go to cluster parameter and add the additional/multiple floating/cluster IP by which cluster is identified.
    Now in IIS binding you need to add this additional IP manually, In 2008 cluster IP is not shown as it use to be on 2003.

    For help  check this one

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    This is perfect, thanks !

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