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Load balancing DirectAccess

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Hi,

I currently have a DirectAccess server set up with a single NIC and am looking to set up another server so that this can be load balanced. We are currently using a Citrix Netscaler and will not be using the WIndows NLB for load balancing.

I have found some good articles on how to do this (see below) but I have a questions about the IP addresses:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspfe/archive/2013/01/24/how-to-configure-directaccess-in-windows-server-2012-to-work-with-an-external-hardware-load-balancer.aspx

As part of the load balancing setup you assign a new dedicated IP and the server's previous IP address becomes the virtual IP for the cluster. I'm confused as to how this is load balanced though. Will my rule on the Netscaler still point to the original IP address or and the servers will do the load balancing themselves or do I need to add both the servers IP addresses to the Netscaler? Having this setup does it do load balancing or HA ie. if one of the DA servers goes down will the other one take all the traffic?
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