To add a server to your NLB cluster, right-click "Add Host to Cluster" on your cluster.
Enter the name of your second server and click Connect.
Windows Server assigns the following unique host identifier.
The previously defined rules appear.
Wait while NLB configures your second server.
Once its state is "Converged", the configuration will be complete.
The "Running NLB Manager on a system with all networks are bound to NLB might not work as expected" warning is simply due to the fact that in production, you should use 2 NICs for your servers added in a cluster :
Since you started creating the cluster, you noticed that we had to add a cluster IP address.
If you look in the details of the network cards of your cluster member servers, you will see that it has been added.
To begin, display the server's network connections and right-click "Properties" on it.
You will see that your 1st server has 2 IP addresses :
Same on the 2nd server :
Although we have defined a name for the cluster, your clients will not be able to resolve it remotely.
Indeed, although the native names of your servers (web-srv1 and web-srv2) are transparently accessible thanks to the NETBIOS protocol, this will not be the case for the cluster name.
So, if you try to know the IP address associated with the name of your cluster thanks to nslookup, you will see that it will not work :
Server : UnKnown
Address: 10.0.0.1 *** Can't find server name for address 10.0.0.1: Non-existent domain
The first solution is to connect directly to the IP address of the cluster.
In this case, you will have access to a server in your cluster via the cluster IP.
In our case, if we try to access the file "test.html" of our web server, we will see on which server we arrived.
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