Configure load balancing for Remote desktop server
Posted on 2013-12-05
I have one 2008 remote desktop server in my organization. We have about 40 licenses on it. We are about to add more remote users, thus need another remote server. We would like to add another 40 licenses to bring us to a total of 80 remote users. Not all the users will be on at the same time, but we figure on having at least 60 as a normal work day.
The current server and bandwidth handles the 40 users without issue. We are quadrupling our bandwidth, and the new server will have double the memory and better processors.
The reason I'm writing is using the load balancer. I think we are just going to go with the Barracuda load balancer ADC 340.
the main question is what Operating system do I need? Do we have to use the old windows 2008 server on the new hardware, or can I install server 2012?
I haven't used Barracuda's Load Balancer before, but have put in some of their Spam Firewalls, which were a breeze. So I figured something like this would be good for me.
Any help / suggestions would be great..