Physical HTTP load balancer, ArcGIS for Server, and Active Directory

Discussion created by gkar68 on Jan 9, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2013 by gkar68
Our company want to upgrade the ArcGIS to 10.1.
And we are using Active Directory Security on the server.
So, from what I know that we have to use Web Adapter of 10.1 if we are using Active directory in order to authenticate the users.
But at the same time, our current setup is using load balancer, which is a physical Http router that is used as load balancer.

Is there a way to use the physical balancer and authenticate with the Windows logged in users?

Our IT are insisting on using the load balancer, because we cannot trust how good is the web adapter as load balancer.