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Load Balancing options and questions

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  1. Jeremy
    Jeremy avatar
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    09 May 2013
    21 Oct 2013
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    From the documentation, are we correctly understanding there are three primary options for load balancing?
    1. Native Sitefinity - we know it requires LB option in license.  But does this need a controller?  Can it be done with only two IIS servers?
    2. Network Load Balance
    3. MS Web Farm Framework
    Has Telerik or anyone in the community determined the best performing of these 3 options?

    We already have the Load Balance option in our license so are leaning toward using Native.

    Is there anything else we need software wise to enable this within SF.  We realize there are Network, SF specific, and Security configurations that must be made, we just wonder if we need to "Buy" anything else?

    Thanks in advance,
    Bob Baldwin
    Trabon Solutions on behalf of Grimco, Inc.
  2. GeorgePPetrov
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    24 Sep 2012
    24 Oct 2013
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    Hi Jeremy,

    Thank you for contacting the Telerik support.

    1. The NLB licensing option in Sitefinity provides the cache invalidation mechanism required for Sitefinity to work in load balancing environments, but it does not implement any load balancing features. It ensures that separate instances of Sitefinity when running on hosts in load balancing environment do not cache content that was already changed on other instance.

    2. On the question do you need to buy anything else - from the Sitefinity side - answer is 'No'.

    3. To use Sitefinity in NLB you have to deploy it in some sort of NLB environment. For example NLB Manager is not present in Windows 7, but in Windows Server line of products. I recommend to check with your system or network administrator do you have the software or hardware ingredients needed for network load balancing.

    4. For the sake of other readers in the forum will post here the starting article of Sitefinity documentation about Network Load Balancing:

     And let me know if you have further questions.

    Best Regards,
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