Best Practices for Deploying KEMP’s VLM on VMware ESX

I have spent a considerable amount of time working with KEMP Load Balancers recently and would like to share some VMware deployment Best practices . For all those using KEMP Virtual LoadMaster’s with VMware, you will need to configure a Load Balancing port group for the relevant vlan “production_LB” or “DMZ_LB” to avoid port flooding. To prevent RARP… Read More

Load Balance RDS2012 RDWA and RDGW Using Sub Interfaces on KEMP’s LoadMaster

For all those who have separate Remote Desktop Web Farms and Gateway Farms, why not use KEMP‘s LoadMaster to load balance both services over a single Virtual Service (IP Address). This can be easily achieved by using Sub interfaces. Some important info before we start, Before Server 2012, the RD Gateway used a single HTTP Channel. Post Server 2012,… Read More

Redirect RDS 2012 Web HTTP Traffic to HTTPS using KEMP’s LoadMaster

Just a quick post to show you how to redirect HTTP (port 80) traffic to HTTPS (port 443) when load balancing RDS 2012 RDWEB. Very simple to configure, click the “Add HTTP Redirector” and your done.

Hints and Tips for configuring KEMP ESP on MS Exchange 2010

I have recently been working on KEMP’s ESP with exchange 2013 and haven’t had the change to work ESP for Exchange 2010 until now. Whist building some labs in preparation for a customer who has a Exchange 2010 environment, I ran into a few issues as a lot of the information out there focuses on exchange 2013 (which is expected). I have collated some… Read More

Deploying Remote Desktop Gateway RDS 2012

What is a Remote Desktop Gateway A Remote Desktop Gateway Server enables users to connect to remote computers on a corporate network from any external computer. The RD Gateway uses the Remote Desktop Protocol & the HTTPS Protocol to create a secure encrypted connection. A 2012 RD Gateway server uses port 443 (HTTPS), which provides… Read More

Load Balance an RDS 2012 RDWA Farm Using a KEMP LoadMaster

This Article shows you how to Load Balance RDS 2012 Remote Desktop Web Access services (RDWA) using KEMP’s LoadMaster. I am using one Kemp VLM 100 in this example. Configure DNS Create an A record for the NLB Web Address. Creating a Virtual service for RDWeb Select the TCP Port 443 Standard Options: Give the service a Name… Read More