Exchange Server 2010 load balancer deployment

This page describes which server load balancer partners have completed solution testing with Exchange Server 2010 and contains pointers to accompanying deployment white papers hosted by the partner.

About the qualification program

The qualification program for load balancers is designed to ensure that customers have seamless experiences with setup, support, and use of qualified load balancers with Microsoft's Exchange Server 2010. Only products that meet Exchange Server 2010 requirements will be listed.

The qualification program for our load balancer partners is defined as follows:

  • Specific requirements for interoperability with Exchange Server 2010
  • Testing scenario requirements for qualifying interoperability with Exchange Server 2010
  • Quick Start Guide for installation and configuration requirements
  • Vendor Release Notes documenting any known issues
  • Enterprise-class standards for reliability and scalability

The program is designed to ensure that interoperability is tested by the vendor to meet Exchange Server 2010 requirements in a consistent and supportable manner.

Note

The qualification program described here is not a Microsoft certification or logo program. Microsoft makes no warranties or representations with regard to the third-party solutions included in the program, including without limitation the supportability of such third-party solutions. Support for the specific implementation of third-party products within an Exchange solution is provided by the third-party vendor under the terms agreed between you and the vendor. You are solely responsible for selecting, evaluating, and determining whether any third-party offering listed on this site is appropriate for your use.

Load balancer vendors interested in qualification

Hardware or software load balancer vendors interested in participating in interoperability testing of their solutions with Exchange Server 2010 should contact exlb@microsoft.com.

Hardware load balancers for Exchange Server 2010

Listed below are hardware load balancers that have been tested by the vendor and reviewed by Microsoft to meet Exchange Server 2010 requirements. It is recommended that you visit the vendor's website for the latest information regarding product specifications, capacity, country support and documentation including release notes and known issues. Please contact the vendor for more information about these products.

Vendor Qualified Product Software Version Tested Vendor’s Exchange Page
A10 Networks AX Series 1000, 2200, 3200
64-bit AX Series 2500, 2600, 3000, 5100, 5200
2.4.3 AX Series for Exchange 2010 Overview and Deployment Guide
Array Networks, Inc. APV Series Application Delivery Controllers 8.2 Array APV Deployment Guide for Microsoft Exchange 2010
AVANU, Inc. WebMux Network Traffic Manager V11 WebMux User Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and 2013
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Model 340, 440, 640 3.3.1.005 Barracuda Deployment Guide
Brocade ServerIron ADX 1000, 4000, 10000 V12.1 Brocade and Microsoft Exchange Server
Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) A2(3.0) Cisco Deployment Guide
Coyote Point Systems Equalizer Load Balancers/ADCs
E250GX, E370LX, E470LX, E670LX, E970LX
EQ/OS 10.1 Coyote Point Equalizer Deployment Guide for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Citrix Systems Netscaler 9.1.102.8 Netscaler for Microsoft Exchange
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) V10.0.1 – v11.1 F5 and Microsoft Exchange Server
Fortinet FortiADC D-Series Load Balancers/ADCs
FortiADC-200D, 1500D, 2000D, 4000D
v4.0.0 build 12 FortiADC D-Series Deployment Guide for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Fortinet FortiADC E-Series Load Balancers/ADCs
FortiADC-300E, 400E, 600E, 1000E
v4.0.0 build 12 FortiADC E-Series Deployment Guide for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Halon Security HSR-2000 series 3.1-p7 Load Balancing Microsoft Exchange
HAProxyTechnologies Aloha LoadBalancer Branch v4.2, Long Term Support Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide
jetNEXUS Acceleration Load Balancer ALB, ALB-X Build 1069-1428 Configure jetNEXUS ALB to Load Balance Exchange 2010
KEMP Technologies LoadMaster Series 5.1-28 KEMP Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide
Loadbalancer.org Enterprise R16, Enterprise, Enterprise MAX, Enterprise 10G, Enterprise R320 v6.15, v7.2 Microsoft Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide
Radware AppDirector 2.14 Radware ADC Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Radware Alteon 27.0 Radware Alteon Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Resonate Central Dispatch 6.0 Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide for Central Dispatch
Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager 8 Stingray Traffic Manager — Deploy Microsoft Exchange 2010

Software load balancers for Exchange Server 2010

Listed below are software load balancers that have been tested by the vendor and reviewed by Microsoft to meet Exchange Server 2010 requirements. It is recommended that you visit the vendor's web site for the latest information regarding product specifications, capacity, country support and documentation including release notes and known issues. Please contact the vendor for more information on these products.

Vendor Qualified Product Software Version Tested Vendor’s Exchange Page
A10 Networks 64-bit AX Series: SoftAX 2.4.3 AX Series for Exchange 2010 Overview and Deployment Guide
AVANU, Inc. WebMux Network Traffic Manager V11 WebMux User Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and 2013
Citrix Systems Netscaler VPX 9.1.102.8 Netscaler for Microsoft Exchange
Coyote Point Systems Equalizer OnDemand Virtual Load Balancer/ADC EQ/OS 10.1 Coyote Point Equalizer Deployment Guide for Microsoft Exchange 2010
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Virtual Edition V10.0.1 – v11.1 F5 and Microsoft Exchange Server
Fortinet FortiADC-VM Virtual Load Balancers/ADCs v4.0.0 build 12 FortiADC D-Series Deployment Guide for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Halon Security Secure Load Balancer 3.1-p7 Load Balancing Microsoft Exchange
HAProxyTechnologies Aloha LoadBalancer Branch v4.2, Long Term Support Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide
jetNEXUS Acceleration Load Balancer ALB, ALB-X Build 1069-1428 Configure jetNEXUS ALB to Load Balance Exchange 2010
KEMP Technologies LoadMaster VLM Series 5.1-28 KEMP Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide
Loadbalancer.org Enterprise VA, Enterprise VA 16 v6.15, v7.2 Microsoft Exchange 2010 Deployment Guide
Radware Alteon VA 27.0 Radware Alteon Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager 8 Stingray Traffic Manager — Deploy Microsoft Exchange 2010

Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

Experience Exchange Server 2010 through virtual labs

Downloads

Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Exchange pre-deployment analyzer

Additional resources

Understanding load balancing in Exchange 2010

Load balancing requirements of Exchange protocols