- Virtual Servers (with a "VIP")
- Monitors (optional - there is always a default monitor that checks the status of the (Exchange) servers but not of the services. It is possible that the server is available (functional) but the actual services are stopped. Therefore, we can optionally configure a monitor if we want to fine-tune the awareness of service availability).
As a reminder, here are the server entries that we created in the previous blog post:
Just as we created a service for SMTP, and that we associated with each of the servers (see below), we have to create a service for RPC. Click on "Add":
Note: as mentioned in my previous blog post, we could optionally use a "service group".
I configure a RPC service entry associated with each of the Exchange servers:
Yes, for the protocol and the port, we select "TCP" and "*" respectively.
We now have the following services:
Likewise, use an IP address appropriate for your environment.
Now we need to link (or "bind") the virtual server and the RPC services we created earlier. Click on the link indicated below (... Service Binding):
Click on the arrow indicated by the red dot:
Check the RPC services and click on "Select":
That brings us to the following section where we click on "Bind":
Unlike SMTP load balancing, which does not require persistence, we do need to configure a persistence type for Outlook. Click on "Continue" as shown below:
Select SOURCEIP as the persistence type (then "OK" and "Done"):
Click OK and then Done (above).