RDP load balancing tips
  • 28 Dec 2021
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RDP load balancing tips

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Snapt Aria provides full support for RDP load balancing. There is a wizard which we strongly advise using that will create the initial group for you.



You need very high timeouts when load balancing RDP. The wizard sets the client and server timeout to 500,000ms which is our recommendation. If you experience disconnects you can increase this.


By default, we use port 3389. You can change this if needed and customize it.


Load Balancing Method

Snapt Aria uses RDP cookies for load balancing. If you have a smaller number of users or servers it may be better to change the Balance Method to Least Connections, as you can see below:


This will send users to the server with the least active connections on, ensuring fair load balancing.


Snapt Aria uses RDP cookies for persistence, but you can also use standard stick tables or source hashing if needed.

If you have problems with fair sharing of connections change to Least Connections for the Balance Method as mentioned above.