This article was created in response to a support issue logged with K2. The content may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice This article is not considered official documentation for K2 software and is provided “as is” with no warranties.

Issue

Which load balancer platforms are supported?

Symptoms

This article describes which load balancer platforms are supported. In theory any load balancer that operates on TCP network level should not give any problems as technically speaking, a network load balancer is a load balancer.

Resolution

Traffic gets handled on TCP network level so there is nothing that K2 influences, that is to say if the load balancer is setup correctly.

K2 does however use NLB mainly due to the reason that no physical machine is needed.

For more information please see our Network Load Balancer Support Policy:

https://help.k2.com/kb000433

Setting up NLB:

http://help.k2.com/onlinehelp/k2blackpearl/icg/4.7/default.htm#prepare/scc/lb_nlb.htm

http://help.k2.com/onlinehelp/k2blackpearl/icg/4.7/default.htm#plan/top_farm.htm

Load Balancer installation and configuration guide:

http://help.k2.com/onlinehelp/k2blackpearl/icg/4.7/default.htm#plan/network_load_balancing.htm