Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (BIG-IP v11.4 - v13: LTM, AFM)

This F5 Deployment Guide to accompany the iApp template for Microsoft Remote Desktop Gateway Services provides guidance on configuring the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) for directing traffic and maintaining persistence to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Session Host. It also shows how to use the BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) to provide a sophisticated layer of security for your Remote Desktop Session Host deployment.

In the scenario described in this guide, users connect through the BIG-IP LTM to an RD Session Host server farm using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), with an RD Connection Broker server managing persistence. The BIG-IP LTM provides advanced load balancing to farm members, while honoring RD Connection Broker routing tokens.

This officially supported iApp template is available from