After slogging through
configuring the SCSM web interfaces for load balancing
I thought I would try to get it going with Orchestrator. It was fortunately much easier this time since I knew what to look for and experiment with. You should probably read the SCSM blog post as a bit of background to this. I’m not going to explain everything in detail here again.
Here is my scenario:
1) Orchestrator Orchestration Console and Web Service installed on each of two servers.
2) Windows NLB setup across those two servers.
Here’s what I had to do to get NLB to work:
Out of the box the two web sites (Orchestration Console and Web Service) are installed by setup to use the DefaultAppPool. The Orchestration Console web site should both changed to use the ‘System Center 2012 Orchestrator Web Features’ Application Pool that is installed by setup since we need the web site to be running as a domain account. That app pool should have been configured to use a domain account (in my case contoso\svcorchestrator). You need to change this on
servers. To make this change:
A) Open IIS Manager from Start –> Administration Tools
B) Right click on the web site and choose Manage Web Site –> Advanced Settings…
C) Click the … button in the Application Pool row in the property sheet.
D) Choose the System Center 2012 Orchestrator Web Features app pool from the drop down.