Now that Windows 2012 is here and you want to test if the OS is as good as you want and see if the application is still running on windows 2012.
In this case We build a NLB website easy with just the basic steps any one can do this.
First we add the roles and features to the servers that we are going to use for the NLB.
Select the Features “ Network Load Balancing ” only this you need for NLB
After this I look at my NIC’s most important that you use two nic’s in a VM this is easy in a physical box now days there are at least 2 nic’s in the server. use them.
I gave the Nic’s an IP that is not in the same subnet as the production lan, and also you can use a different VLAN for the NLB traphic but if you want to use it on your lan than you need routing !
NLB node 01
Now that I added the features I can open the MMC and right click to create a new cluster
Remember this is not the Cluster NLB IP but the node IP , Select the IP and choose Next
Now we can create the cluster IP choose ADD and fill in the IP address that will be used for the CLUSTER NLB
You can use multiple IP’s the work in the NLB , that way you can run multi sites on one NLB management but all on different IP’s / FQDN names / DNS. and on different ports. or settings
I don’t want to balance all the ports , just the ports that I need in this case port 80.
I add a second IP to the cluster
as you can see I use a different port for this IP
Now that the clusternode is joined you can see here the cluster nlb IP’s
Both nodes are now joined to the nlb cluster and we can build a nlb website
Now your NLB cluster is ready for productions