An update enables multicast operations for ISA Server integrated NLB

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INTRODUCTION

An update is available for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. This update enables the following operations for ISA Server integrated network load balancing (NLB):
  • Multicast
  • Multicast with Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

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Important To avoid causing an unstable network condition for the operating system when you change the NLB operating mode, follow these steps exactly as described. You should follow these steps only when traffic interruption can be tolerated.
  1. In the ISA Server Management console, disable Integrated Network Load Balancing. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the console tree, expand Arrays, expand the node that corresponds to the array, expand Configuration, right-click Network, and then click Disable Network Load Balancing Integration.
    2. Wait until all array members have synchronized the configuration.
  2. Obtain the NLBClear.exe package from the following Microsoft Download Center Web site:

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    For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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  3. On each array member, run the RemoveAllNLBSetting.cmd script, and then wait until the script starts the Microsoft Firewall service.
  4. Clear the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) cache on all relevant client computers and routers. To do this, type the following command at a command prompt on each computer:
    Arp –d *
  5. Obtain hotfix rollup package 942639. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    942639 Description of the ISA Server 2006 hotfix package: September 24, 2007
  6. Apply hotfix rollup package 942639 on the following servers in the order in which they are listed:
    • Primary configuration storage server
    • Replica configuration storage servers
    • Array members
  7. Obtain the script package (KB938550.zip) that enables the current update.

    A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

    If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

    Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
    Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
  8. On the primary configuration storage server, follow these steps:
    1. Extract the contents of the KB938550.zip package to a folder. For example, extract the contents to the following folder:
      %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft ISA Server\Tools\KB938550
    2. Run the NLB Operations mode script (KB938550.wsf) at a command prompt.

      To configure ISA Server integrated NLB for unicast operation, run the following command at a command prompt:
      cscript kb938550.wsf /array:NameOfArray /nlb:unicast /net1:ArrayNetwork
      To configure ISA Server integrated NLB for multicast operation, run the following command at a command prompt:
      cscript kb938550.wsf /array:NameOfArray /nlb:multicast /net1:ArrayNetwork
      To configure ISA Server integrated NLB for multicast operation together with IGMP support, run the following command at a command prompt:
      cscript kb938550.wsf /array:NameOfArray /nlb:igmp /net1:ArrayNetwork
      Note In these commands, the NameOfArray placeholder represents the name of the array. The ArrayNetwork placeholder represents the network that will be changed.
    3. Wait until all array members have synchronized the configuration.
  9. In the ISA Server Management console, enable integrated NLB. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the console tree, expand Arrays, expand the node that corresponds to the array, expand Configuration, right-click Network, and then click Enable Network Load Balancing Integration.
    2. Wait until all array members have synchronized the configuration.
The scripts modify NLB operation mode only for ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition array networks. To use multicast operations with IGMP for ISA Server integrated NLB, the storage schema must be changed. The KB938550.wsf script automatically makes the required change, and then it starts Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) schema replication. You must run the script on the configuration storage server that hosts the Schema Master operations master role (also known as flexible single master operations or FSMO). The Schema Master role usually resides on the first configuration storage server that is installed in the ISA Server enterprise. When you run the script, you must use an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on the server. The schema has to be changed only one time. Therefore, if you want to change NLB operation mode again, you can run the script on any configuration storage servers or on any ISA Server computers in the ISA Server enterprise.

To see usage instructions for the script, check the Readme.kb938550.txt file, or run the following command at a command prompt:
cscript kb938550.wsf ?
To verify that the NLB operation mode has been changed successfully, open a command prompt on any array member, and then run the following command at the command prompt:
wlbs display
The command output will include information about the NLB configuration, information about the cluster state, and other information. Use the following information to verify the NLB operation mode:
Unicast
MulticastSupportEnable    = 0
IGMPSupport               = DISABLED

Multicast
MulticastSupportEnable    = 1
IGMPSupport               = DISABLED

Multicast with IGMP
MulticastSupportEnable    = 1
IGMPSupport               = ENABLED

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Article ID: 938550 - Last Review: January 15, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
Keywords: 
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