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RDP Load Balancing

What Is RDP

Snapt 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 Balancer Is Installed

Navigate to:

Setup > Modules & Plugins

Under the Manage Plugins tab, check the Snaptins sub-tab, and see if the Snapt 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, you can use our easy to setup wizard to get started.

Navigate to:

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 allows 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.

 

Updated on November 27, 2018


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