RDP and Token Based Redirection
Posted on 2013-01-11
I'm trying to understand how to setup and use token based redirection with Session Broker to do load balancing for a TS farm instead of using the default IP address redirection.
I have an F5 load balancer that supports token based redirection. I understand the setup on the F5 side, but I don't really understand how it works from the TS side.
On the broker setup on each terminal server, obviously you choose token based redirection, and select the ipv4 address of the server in question.
1) So connections come into the load balancer
2) LB forwards connection to one of the TS Servers
3) TS Server contacts broker and sends back actual TS Server to connect to
At this point when using IP based redirection, it just sends the client back the ip of the TS to connect to. With token based redirection, I don't really understand what it does at this point. Where does the LB come into play, and how does it use this token to redirect the TS session?