6.3 Load Balancing

When the Group Manager receives a token from a desktop client for which no server owns an existing session, it redirects the client. This redirection is determined according to the result of a load-sensitive session placement lottery conducted among the servers in the group, based on each server's capacity (number and speed of its CPUs), load, number of sessions, and other factors.


Load balancing is handled automatically, as described. The administrator may choose to turn load balancing off but cannot assign values or otherwise modify the algorithm.

When a server in a failover group fails, the Group Manager on each remaining server distributes the failed server's clients to create new sessions among the remaining servers.

For details on how load balancing works and load balancing troubleshooting information, see Section 6.11, “Load Balancing Troubleshooting”.