Learn how to Deploy Bold BI using the Network Load Balancer with N number of Windows Servers using the Azure Blob.
Follow these steps to create an azure blob container.
select storage account. Refer here for how to create a
storage account in azure portal.
2. Then, click the
3. Fill in the needed details and click
review and create.
4. Go to your created storage account and click
5. Select blob from the drop-down and
6. Find the created Blob inside the container.
2. Select advanced and enter your
DB details on the next page.
3. Then, select
Follow these steps to configure start up page with azure blob.
blob details on the next page.
2. Find the access key inside your created storage account. Click the show icon and
copy the Access key.
3. After configuring Bold BI, stop the default site, go to the
Bold BI Enterprise Edition site bindings in the IIS manager, remove the localhost, and put 80 in the port.
4. Install or deploy Bold BI in other remaining
N-1 machines and point to 80 port. However, we should not do any startup configuration in these machines and copy the configuration folder from the default installation location
installeddrive\BoldServices\app_data in machine 1 and replace it in the other machines in the same location.
5. Restart your sites in the
IIS manager for the files replaced machines and open Bold BI in a private window and Verify the setup works properly by adding a resource.
Follow these steps to configure a Network Load Balancer in Windows server machine.
Add Role and Features.
2. Click on the
Before You Begin page, select the
Role-based and feature-based installation and click Next.
3. Select a server from the server pool on which you want to install the
Network Load Balancing feature and
4. On the select server roles page,
click Nextand select
Network Load Balancing checkbox.
5. A new window will pop up; click on
Add Features to include required features and management tools for
Network Load Balancing to work correctly.
6. Make sure that the NLB feature is selected, and
click next and Click on the
Install button to start the installation process.
7. Close the window once the installation is completed.
Follow these steps to configure a Network Load Balancer cluster.
Network Load Balancing Manager.
Network Load Balancing Clusters,
Click New Cluster.
3. On the New Cluster window, type the
IP address or name of Machine 1 in the Host field and then
click Connect and Verify that the Interface name is listed and
proceed to next.
4. On the next page(Host Parameters page), adjust the priority value as per need. Also, ensure that the default status has been set as Started. When you are ready,
click on Next.
5. Cluster IP
Addresses page, click
Add to add a new Cluster IP address.
6. Specify a
Cluster IP Address and click OK.
> **NOTE:** This IP address is a new NLB Cluster virtual IP address on which the host service will run.
8. In the Port Rules page, select the existing
port rule and click
9. Type port range from 80 to 80 (As you only want port number 80 for the IIS NLB cluster). Select Affinity mode to none and
10. Click Add to add a new rule for the
port number 443 using the same steps.
11. Once the port range is configured,
12. Wait until the machine is added successfully. The icon color of the added NLB node should be displaying green.
Verify that the second NLB node is added successfully. The icon color should be
Repeat the same process for adding the remaining machines in NLB, then open the web browser and type the
NLB cluster IP address in the address bar.