[ExchangeList] Re: SMTP Load Balancer

  • From: "Chris Wall" <Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:05:06 -0400

We used to use the BigIP devices as well, but since NLB (network load
balancing) was introduced for free with Windows 2003, we use that as our
solution and no longer use the expensive BigIP devices.


I would recommend looking into that...




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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike French
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:52 PM
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Subject: [ExchangeList] SMTP Load Balancer


Kinda off topic? But I have to ask:




Multiple Firewalls (5) on the perimeter

Single Large pipe to the INET


We need to load balance SMTP traffic to the Perimeter firewalls (SMTP is
the only concern), if firewall 1 is saturated then go to firewall 2 and
so on. 


My question is, since I have little experience with load balancers,
anyone have a short list of vendors that they have had good luck with
that provides this type of load balancing? I would imagine this scenario
would be pretty simple. F5 BIG-IP for instance? Or is that over kill?
Just looking to narrow down a search without having to "Drink the
Kool-aid" from vendor contacts...... 


Mike French

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