Solved

Load Balance Exchange 2010 Traffic - Recommendations of Load Balancer

Posted on 2014-04-04
6
458 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-10
I'm looking to load balance our Exchange 2010 traffic on our Juniper SRX650 firewall.

Currently we're using builtin Microsoft Load Balancer. (Not a good solution)

Randonmly MLB will stop working and not pass SMTP traffic.

We have two 2010 CAS Hubs with two 2010 DB server. Both running off VMware ESXi 4.1i. The OS is Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise X64.

I've done research and found out if I disable IGMP snooping for the VLAN on Juniper switch the traffic will pass. However, I don't want to do this.

We've looked at Barracuda's Load Balancer and A10. Any recommendations?
0
Comment
Question by:Greggor25
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Spartan_1337
ID: 39978736
I use Barracuda 340's and after I set it, haven't had to deal with it ever since.
A10's are great but the cost of just Load Balancing exchange only didn't make sense. Setup takes some reading but as long as you follow the directions you can't really go wrong.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Greggor25
ID: 39978757
Barracudas are half the price.  So you have had good experience with them?
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Amit earned 125 total points
ID: 39978889
You can check MS site for recommended load balancer.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/exchange/gg176682.aspx

Look for Netscaer as well.
0
Easy, flexible multimedia distribution & control

Coming soon!  Ideal for large-scale A/V applications, ATEN's VM3200 Modular Matrix Switch is an all-in-one solution that simplifies video wall integration. Easily customize display layouts to see what you want, how you want it in 4k.

 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Mahesh
Mahesh earned 125 total points
ID: 39978988
We are using cost effective Kemp load balancers since last 18 Months, yet don't have any issues
http://kemptechnologies.com/

Mahesh.
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:Spartan_1337
Spartan_1337 earned 125 total points
ID: 39979101
Yes, I use their LB's and their SPAM filters. Very good support and solid products.
0
 
LVL 63

Assisted Solution

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 125 total points
ID: 39979763
My last four deployments of load balancers have been JetNexus. The interface is a little quirky (but improves hugely in the next OS version), but once deployed, does the job very well. The last two clients had it down to either JetNexus or Kemp.

Both are available either as physical devices or virtual machines and I have deployed both in less than 90 minutes as they provide templates.

Full disclosure - as an Exchange MVP, JetNexus and Kemp have both given me NFR copies of their virtual load balancers.


Simon.
0

Featured Post

Don't miss ATEN at NAB Show April 24-27!

Visit ATEN at NAB Show to learn how our "Seamlessly Entertaining" solutions deliver fast, precise video streaming without delays for the broadcasting and media environment. ATEN will showcase its 16x16 Modular Matrix Switch (VM1600) and KVM Over IP Solution (KE6900 series).

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question