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How to provide fault tolerance and load balancing in Microsoft App-V v5

This article describes how to implement high availability (HA) and load balancing (LB) for App-V v5 Server components.
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High availability (HA) and load balancing (LB) are not features of App-V v5. To implement HA and LB refer to the following article:

970759 - Configuring IIS 7.0 World Wide Web Publishing Service in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 failover cluster (

The App-V v5 Server architecture is compatible with external HA and LB solutions in that it permits the following:

Multiple App-V v5 Management Servers per management database (behind load balancer)
Multiple App-V v5 Publishing Servers per management server (behind load balancer)
Multiple App-V v5 Reporting Servers per reporting database (behind load balancer)
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Article ID: 2780309 - Last Review: 12/11/2012 20:35:00 - Revision: 1.0

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