What is NLB in Sharepoint?

What is NLB in Sharepoint?

The Network Load Balancing (NLB) feature distributes traffic across several servers by using the TCP/IP networking protocol.

What is NLB clustering?

Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB) is a feature that distributes network traffic among multiple servers or virtual machines within a cluster to avoid overloading any one host and improve performance. A Network Load Balancing cluster can scale up to 32 servers.

What is convergence in NLB?

Convergence always occurs whenever a cluster member’s heartbeat fails; it also happens whenever a mem- ber is added to, or removed from, the cluster. In the convergence process, NLB uses a multi- cast transmission to contact each cluster member.

What is NLB configuration?

Network Load Balancing (NLB) distributes traffic across several servers using TCP/IP networking protocol. Network load balancing is a feature that is available in the Windows Server operating system. It can be installed using Add Roles and Features Wizard in Server Manager.

How do I find my NLB IP?


  1. Open the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) console.
  2. Under Load Balancing, choose Load Balancers from the navigation pane.
  3. Select the load balancer that you’re finding the IP addresses for.
  4. On the Description tab, copy the Name.

How do I configure Microsoft Network Load Balancing?

In the Remote Access Management console, in the left pane, click Configuration, and then in the Tasks pane, click Enable Load Balancing. In the Enable Load Balancing Wizard, click Next. On the Load Balancing Method page, click Use Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB), and then click Next.

Why is NLB over Alb?

Network Load Balancer works at Transport layer (Layer 4 of the OSI model, Connection level). NLB just forward requests whereas ALB examines the contents of the HTTP request header to determine where to route the request. NLB cannot assure availability of the application.