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Aug 26, 2015 at 02:25 PM

Omitting Relay Servers in a HA environment


We're running on SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 with High Availability with numerous MobiLink servers. Clients synchronize via a series of Relay Servers each running on IIS and are balanced using Microsoft Windows NLB. It's similar to the diagram found in the documentation:

Has anyone tried removing the Relay/Web Server layer and have the MobiLink servers load balanced via NLB? What would be the disadvantages?

The advantage I can see is it uses less servers and makes the setup less complex. Your thoughts would be appreciated!