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CRM 2011 deployment behind F5 with Multiple web servers w/o using NLB RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a dynamics CRM 2011 deployment with a single web front end, and need to expand it to add additional front end servers.  All of the guidance I see from Microsoft discusses how to do this from ground zero - when you first deploy the organization. At the time of the initial deployment, we didn't perceive a need from multiple front end servers to serve the very small community of users.  We're now in a situation where we'd like to expand it, and there's not much guidance.

    We do already have F5load balancers in play supporting mutiple other web farms.  There are mentions on the MS docs I've seen of using hardware load balancers instead of NLB - but that's essentially all the guidance I can find on non-NLB load balanced load balancing for CRM.

    Any info anyone has?  Looking for the shortest path between a one web server front end, and a multiple server front end for an existing 2011 deployment.

    Thanks.


    Kevin Clements, SHI

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:45 PM

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  • Hope this document met your requirement:

     http://www.f5.com/pdf/deployment-guides/dynamics-crm-2011-dg.pdf

    This is the offical document about F5 and dynamics crm.

    Friday, February 13, 2015 6:02 AM
  • Thanks - that describes the config from F5s point of view - but what's less clear to me is the CRM side of this

    In this mode, do I just deploy multiple servers in the web server role, and not worry about the NLB guidance in the Microsoft setup guide?

    The F5 guide basically says "We'll tell you how to configure the F5 side - ask MS about their part".

    "All of the configuration procedures in this document are performed on F5 devices. For information on how to deploy or configure Microsoft Dynamics CRM, consult the appropriate Microsoft documentation."


    Kevin Clements, SHI

    Friday, February 13, 2015 1:39 PM