Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 White Paper
This sever configuration can support up to 32 servers. For instance, you could start the NLB farm with four servers as shown in the top of the figure, and then add more servers as shown in the bottom part of the figure.
NLB supports the application types shown in Table 1.
Table 1: Application Types
ASP.NET and ASP
All types of ASP.NET such as Web Forms or XML Web Services are supported by NLB. ASP applications are also supported. See the last description in this table for a note on Affinity settings.
Client / Server and Peer to Peer Applications (using .NET Remoting)
Applications that communicate with each other using .NET Remoting can also use NLB. This includes client/server applications and peer-to-peer applications that are connected using Remoting. NET Remoting applications are supported because they are TCP/IP-based. This allows NLB to provide clustering support for remoted
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