4. Provide the name of the ARR Proxy Server in the Create Certificate wizard.
5. Click Next to complete creation of the certificate.
6. Select Default Web Site under Sites and click Bindings on the Actions pane.
7. Assign the certificate to HTTPS binding.
8. Double click on Routing Rules and select the Enable SSL offloading option if you want the
communication between the ARR Proxy Servers and the WDM Management Servers to be in plain
text. You also need to add both the HTTP and HTTPS ports to the Default Web Site Bindings on the
individual WDM Management Server systems.
If you want the communication between the ARR Proxy Server and the WDM Management Servers
also to be on the HTTPS protocol, then you must disable the SSL off-loading feature and configure
SSL on the individual WDM Management Servers. If you use a self-signed certificate setting up SSL on
the WDM Management Server, then import this certificate to the Trusted Root Certificate
Authorities store for a local computer on the ARR Proxy Server by following the steps available on
Microsoft website: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754841.aspx#BKMK_addlocal
Configuring Server Farm Properties for ARR
After the server farm has been created and defined, you need to set additional properties to manage the
behavior of ARR.
To configure server farm properties:
1. Log in to the ARR Proxy Server and launch the IIS Server Manager.
2. Select the Server Farm you created. The following options are displayed on the right-hand pane:
• Caching
Health Test
Load Balance
Monitoring and Management
• Proxy
Routing Rules
Server Affinity
3. Select Caching.
a. De-select the Enable disk cache option to disable caching.
b. Set the Memory cache duration to 0.
4. Select Health Test.
a. Enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the ARR proxy server in the URL field. The value
should be : http(s)/<ProxyFQDN>/hserver.dll?&V93. This is the URL, which ARR uses to send
requests to the WDM Management Server to check the Health for a particular server farm.
b. Set the Interval time period after which the ARR Health Test repeats the Health Check. The default
is 30 seconds. You can set it to 180 seconds.
c. Set the time out period of the URL you specified. This is the time period during which if the server
does not respond, it is marked as Unhealthy.
d. Set the Acceptable Status codes to 200–399. If the Hhealth URL returns a status code that does
not match with the value in the Acceptable Status Codes, then ARR marks that server as
e. Set the text value Server Healthy in the Response Match field. The text in Response Match is
verified against the response entity from each server and if response from server does not contain
the string specified in response match then that server is marked as unhealthy.
f. Click Verify URL. This should pass for all the WDM Management Servers in the server farm.
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