Configure Fault Tolerance on CRM Front-end Servers

The CRM front-end servers should be configured for fault tolerance in a production environment. You can use a hardware load balancer or network load balancing (NLB). This guide assumes the use of NLB for fault tolerance of the CRM services.

Define the following load balanced prerequisites:

  • Internal CRM Front-end array virtual IP address (VIP)

  • Internal CRM Front-end array alias, such as

  • To enable network load balancing on the CRM Front-end servers, see Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 2011 on multiple computers. Special focus should be given to the following sections:

    • Step 1: Enable network load balancing

    • Step 2: Configure Active Directory

    • Step 4: Configure NLB for the deployment