Load Balancing Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers using an Hardware Load Balancer Solution (Kemp)

At first you need to create a casarray on Exchange 2010 Server or Servers.

Configuring Client Access Array for Exchange 2010

If you want more info about Casarray and how it works read: Exploring Exchange 2010 RPC Client Access service & Demystifying the CAS Array Object – Part 1 & Demystifying the CAS Array Object – Part 2

Second: Configure Virtual Directories
Set Exchange 2010 Virtual Directories

Third: You set static RPC ports on your Client Access Server
Exchange 2010: Setting Static RPC ports when using a Kemp LoadMaster

Fourth: you register in DNS your casarray name and autodiscover name on a new “virtual” IP address.

Fifth: You configure the Kemp loadbalacers as descriptind in: LoadMaster Deployment Guide for MS Exchange 2010 with the new “virtual” IP address.

When you are done you have 6 Virtual Services

When a hardware load balancer based CAS array has been properly configured, all servers in the array are represented by a single virtual IP (VIP) address and a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). When a client request comes in, it will be sent to an Exchange 2010 CAS server in the CAS array using DNS round robin distribution method.

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