WLAN Microsoft NLB Conundrum
Posted on 2014-02-03
Good afternoon All
I have 2 subnets x.x.32.x and x.x.35.x with a wlan in between, on the 35.x end I have a Dell 6224 and on the 32.x end I have a HP 3400cl. I have a web host on the 35.x and a 2 x wcf apps server on the 32.x with MS load balancing - the web host needs to connect to the 32.x wcf servers. Both ends are VMs on VMware hosts.
The web host can connect to the wcf if it used the NIC IP but is unable to connect to the NLB IP.
On the Dell switch I can add static ARP entries but on the HP switch I only have the option of Proxy-ARP (unless someone knows different).
I cam across an option of adding a second NIC to the pair of WCF servers and altering the vSwitch but that will only work if I keep both servers on a single host, which sort of negates the reason for having them on separate hosts.
Could anyone give me a suggestion on how to achieve this connection without compromising my network or breaking anything else.?