Technical Forum
Ask questions. Discover Answers.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Looking for some Windows help

shawn306_84070
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus
First time here. Pretty new to Load Balancing with the F5 Looking for some answers.

 

 

I am trying to find out if F5 can be used in place of Microsoft Load Balancing.

 

 

What they (work) are looking to do is this...

 

 

They want to be able to use the F5 for drive mapping.

 

 

they want the vs ip address to map to a folder that will be set up across multiple servers.

 

 

example: run

 

\\servername\Testfolder$

 

 

will map to a the Testfolder on specified server

 

 

Can I set up a vs with say four servers in the pool so the users can map

 

 

\\vs\Testfolder$

 

 

Thanks

 

 

4 REPLIES 4

hooleylist
Cirrostratus
Cirrostratus
Hi Shawn,

 

 

You can configure a Performance L4 virtual server on port 445 pointing to a pool of windows servers to load balance the SMB traffic. Here are two posts you can reference for setting this up:

 

 

File share high availability

 

http://devcentral.f5.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&forumid=25&tpage=1&view=topic&postid=22206

 

 

External Monitor for Shared Folders

 

http://devcentral.f5.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&forumid=32&tpage=1&view=topic&postid=2292025084

 

 

And a sample configuration:

 

 

virtual test_fastl4_port445_vs { snat automap pool test_port445_pool destination 10.1.1.1:445 ip protocol 6 profiles fastL4 persist source_addr } pool test_port445_pool { members 10.2.2.2:445 members 10.2.2.3:445 }

 

 

Aaron

 - a community member  contacted us looking for "information on using multiple SMB shares across a single F5 VS". The question is 404'ng but this answer you mention about File Share HA (also badly formatted from a previous ETL exercise) might have the answer?

I need to go into the wayback machine to see if I can figure out what that link WAS supposed to point to but figured I'd ask if you know of some more current info to help  out?

shawn306_84070
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus
I can't thank you enough. I will check them out.

Enfintas_150062
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Such an excellent article - could we not create an iApp rule for this as it's a great feature that I've been searching absolutely everywhere for! Thanks again.