Adding a node to an existing windows NLB Dynamics CRM cluster RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We are building our production Dynamics CRM 4.0 environment and ideally like to start with a single front end, but build in scalability to add additional front end servers as load demands.

    Our plan was to build a single-node windows NLB cluster, which would then allow for this possibility to add a 2nd node at a later date.

    I'd like to be sure though that this is going to work and what steps we'd follow to add a 2nd node.

    i.e. Are there any consequences I need to be aware of when adding a 2nd node to an existing cluster? What are the full set of steps required to add additional nodes?

    I can only find this (https://rc.crm.dynamics.com/rc/regcont/en_us/op/articles/crm_server_nlb.aspx) which details how to build a 2-node NLB cluster from scratch.

    Our CRM environment uses kerberos and is configured in IFD mode.

    Any tips or some experience to share would be appreciated.





    Monday, April 12, 2010 11:21 AM


  • Well the steps to take are:


    • Install the new server
    • Install CRM on exisitng deployment with the same service account that the first CRM server
    • Configure IFD for that server
    • Connect to the existing NLB on the second server and add it to that NLB


    That should be enough as all CRM configuration is stored in the config DB

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    • Proposed as answer by Jimmy Morales Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:10 PM
    Monday, April 12, 2010 12:50 PM