In my previous blog I explained how to configure the F5 LTM for use with Exchange 2010 CAS servers. To do this properly it is recommended to use a template (iApp) because of the amount of work (and thus complexity).
Load balancing SMTP is much easier. The only things that need to be configured are:
- Service Monitor for monitoring the SMTP service on the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport Servers;
- A Pool containing the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport servers;
- A VIP for the SMTP service with a listener on the public network.
To create a new Service Monitor select the Local Traffic and click the + symbol next to monitors. Give the new monitor a name like SMTP_Monitor and if needed adjust the service health monitoring interval. Continue reading SMTP load balancing with F5 LTM