Using Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG), you can publish internal applications and resources and allow remote users to access these resources from a diverse range of endpoints and locations. Forefront UAG can act as a consolidated gateway, providing access to multiple internal applications via a single portal, or to a single Web application. You can verify the identity of remote endpoints accessing published resources using identity and access control mechanisms, such as, endpoint access policies, user authentication, and authorization for access to portal applications.
For ease-of-management, scalability, and high availability, you can deploy a single Forefront UAG server, or gather a group of servers into a Forefront UAG array. This deployment guide walks you through the process of setting up an array, and load balancing traffic across array members.
About this guide
This Array deployment guide is intended for use by network and Forefront UAG administrators. It provides detailed guidance for deploying multiple Forefront UAG servers in an array configuration, and describes how to configure load balancing using Forefront UAG integrated network load balancing (NLB) between array members. The guide also includes instructions on how to configure a network load balanced array and an external load balanced array for Forefront UAG DirectAccess servers.
The following topics describe:
- Overview of arrays and
load balancing—Describes the benefits, and provides an overview
of arrays and load balancing in Forefront UAG.
- Planning to deploy
arrays and load balancing—Provides a summary of the required
planning and prerequisite tasks before beginning deployment.
- Implementing an array
and load balancing design—Describes deployment steps and
- Verifying the array and
load balancing deployment—Provides information about verifying
your high availability deployment.
- Configuring NLB for a
Forefront UAG DirectAccess array—Describes how to configure a
Network Load Balancing (NLB) array for Forefront UAG DirectAccess
- Configuring external
load balancing for a Forefront UAG DirectAccess array—Describes
how to configure an external Network Load Balancing (NLB) array for
Forefront UAG DirectAccess servers.