[THIN] Re: OT: VMware and NLB

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 16:28:48 +0100

Just out of interest, what type of virtual NIC / driver are you using in
your VMs? VMXnet or the older style ones?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ruben Spruijt [mailto:Ruben@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 07 April 2003 16:22
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: VMware and NLB
> Hi Chris,
> This is the situation:
> Server 1:=20
> Windows Server 2003=20
> Name: SRVTS04
> IP:
> Using Bridged NIC of Vmware GSX 2.5
> Only one NIC in NLB farm
> Server 2:
> Windows Server 2003
> Name: SRVTS05
> IP:
> Using Bridged NIC of Vmware GSX 2.5
> Only one NIC in NLB farm
> NLB Parameters:
> Cluster IP:
> FQDN: ts_cluster.evaluation.local
> What have I done:
> - set on both nodes the correct Network Load Balancing properties
> - add on both nodes the cluster ip address as "secundairy" IP 
> adres on the NIC
> - Play with filtering modes, port range, ...=20
> After the configuration there are no IP conflicts etc. only 
> problem is that the server with the last ID (e.g. 2) has no 
> IP connection to the network. So after configuring this last 
> node I can't ping other machines on the network. When I 
> disable Network Loadbalancing en remove the cluster IP 
> address from the TCP/IP properties other servers can be pinged.
> I did read several NLB articles...
> Any ideas ?
> With regards,
> Ruben
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Chris Lynch [mailto:lynch00@xxxxxxx]=20
> Verzonden: maandag 7 april 2003 16:26
> Aan: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Onderwerp: [THIN] Re: OT: VMware and NLB
> Can you give a better layout of what you have configured?  
> I.E. How many =3D NIC's defined within Vmware, sample IP 
> address scheme, etc.
> - -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On = =3D Behalf Of Ruben Spruijt
> Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 6:48 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] OT: VMware and NLB
> Hi List,
> =3D20
> Has anyone a running VMWare environment where Windows 2000 AS 
> (or better =3D Windows Enterprise server 2003!!) is 
> configurered with Network Load =3D Balancing in a minimal 2 
> Nodes environment. Should it be possible ? I = =3D get after 
> configuring NLB IP adres conflicts.. NIC are in bridged mode. 
> =3D Vmware v4.0 and GSX Server 2.5 give both the same 
> problems =3D20 Thanks for any info.. With regards, Ruben Spruijt =3D20

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