What Is RDP
Snapt Aria virtual Load Balancer comes with built-in features to load balance Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), also known as Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 and earlier.
RDS allows a user to take control of a remote computer or virtual machine (VM) over a network connection, the remote client machine only needs to support the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to have access to the RDS servers.
Step 1: Check If the virtual Load Balancer Is Installed
Setup > Modules & Plugins
Under the Manage Plugins tab, check the Snaptins sub-tab, and see if the Snapt Aria load balancer is listed and enabled.
If so, you’re all set; if not, check How to Create a Load Balancer, steps 1-to-2.
Step 2: Set Up RDP Load Balancing
To initiate RDP load balancing in Snapt Aria, you can use our easy to setup wizard to get started.
Balancer > Create a Load Balancer
Under the Create a load balancer Wizard tab, click on Create RDP button for the Remote Desktop Load Balancer.
That will create a Remote Desktop Protocol load balancer using RDP cookies to track sessions, all of which will allow full active load balancing of an unlimited number of RDP servers.
Step 3: Add Your RDP Servers
Next, you will be presented with the options for the load balancing *RDP Group.
Defaults have been provided wherever possible, so you will mainly need to enter the RDP Server(s) IP addresses.
Once done, click on the Add Wizard Group button.
Note that the wizard only allows 5 servers to be added, but you can add more servers later once you have created the group.