SharePoint

 

1Introduction

Microsoft SharePoint is a web platform which provides many capabilities such as:

  • Document management
  • Version control
  • File sharing
  • Collaboration
  • Social networking
  • Enterprise search
  • Business intelligence
  • Workflow automation
  • Website creation

Figure 1‑1: SharePoint Server Topology

A SharePoint Server Farm can include application servers and Web Front End (WFE) servers. The WFE server is used to handle requests from clients. If the WFE server is receiving a lot of requests it may be necessary to build multiple WFE servers and distribute the load amongst them. To provide resiliency and high performance, these WFEs should be load balanced.

The Office Web Apps (OWA) servers can also be managed and/or load balanced by using the LoadMaster. The SharePoint template and steps in this document provide options for both.

1.1Document Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on how to configure the KEMP LoadMaster for Microsoft SharePoint.

1.2Intended Audience

This document is intended for use by anyone who is interested in learning about deploying a KEMP LoadMaster with SharePoint.

1.3Prerequisites

It is assumed that if you are offloading SSL, an SSL certificate and key has already been obtained and installed on the LoadMaster. For help with SSL certificates, refer to the SSL Accelerated Services, Feature Description. It is also assumed that a working SharePoint environment has been installed.

2SharePoint Templates

KEMP have developed a template containing our recommended settings for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. These templates can be installed on the LoadMaster and can be used when creating each of the Virtual Services. Using a template automatically populates the settings in the Virtual Services. This is quicker and easier than manually configuring each Virtual Service. If needed, changes can be made to any of the Virtual Service settings after using the template.

Released templates can be downloaded from the KEMP documentation page: http://kemptechnologies.com/documentation.

If you create another Virtual Service using the same template, ensure to change the Service Name to a unique name.

For more information and steps on how to import and use templates, refer to the Virtual Services and Templates, Feature Description.

For steps on how to manually add and configure each of the Virtual Services, refer to Section 3.

3Configure the LoadMaster for SharePoint

To configure the LoadMaster for SharePoint, Virtual Services need to be set up:

  • Some are for the Central Administration website which is used to administer the SharePoint configuration overall. When you deploy the first SharePoint server, the management site is created. Further production websites can be created as needed.
  • The other Virtual Services are for the User Portal Site. This is for access to MySites and the rest of the SharePoint infrastructure.

The sections below provide step-by-step instructions on how to manually set up each of the Virtual Services. Using a template automatically populates the settings in the Virtual Services. This is quicker and easier than manually configuring each Virtual Service. If needed, changes can be made to any of the Virtual Service settings after using the template. For more information on the SharePoint templates, refer to Section 2.

It may be possible to have a single Virtual Service for both that has extra ports, but you might want different settings on the different Virtual Services, or you might want one Virtual Service to be only accessible internally, for example.

The sections below give instructions on how to set up Virtual Services in both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Refer to the relevant sections for step-by-step instructions on configuring the Virtual Services, depending on your environment. The settings contained in this document are recommended by KEMP. However, your specific configuration may require different settings.

For more information on what each of the fields mean, refer to the Web User Interface (WUI), Configuration Guide.

3.1Two-Armed Configurations

If you have a two-armed configuration with SSL offloading, you may need to enable subnet originating requests. This can either be done on a per-Virtual Service basis (Subnet Originating Requests field in Standard Options in the Virtual Service modify screen), or on a global basis (System Configuration > Miscellaneous Options > Network Options > Subnet Originating Requests).

It is recommended that the Subnet Originating Requests option is enabled on a per-Virtual Service basis.

3.2Configure SharePoint 2010 Virtual Services

Refer to the sections below for instructions on how to set up the Virtual Services for SharePoint 2010. These Virtual Services are not all required – please configure the relevant Virtual Services, based on your environment.

3.2.1Configuring the User Portal Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2010

The sections below outline the steps on creating the User Portal Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2010. Refer to the relevant sections below depending on your environment.

3.2.1.1Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTP Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTP Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑1: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2010 HTTP.
  3. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  4. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑2: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Set the Persistence Mode to Source IP Address.
  3. Set the Timeout to 1 Hour.
  4. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  5. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑3: Real Servers section

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.2.1.2Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑4: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 443 as the Port.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2010 HTTPS.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑5: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Set the Persistence Mode to Source IP Address.
  3. Set the Timeout to 1 Hour.
  4. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  5. Expand the Advanced Properties section.

Figure 3‑6: Advanced Properties

  1. Click Add HTTP Redirector.

It is optional to add a HTTP redirector Virtual Service. Whether you require one or not depends on your environment.

  1. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑7: Real Servers section

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.2.1.3Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Offloaded Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS offloaded Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑8: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 443 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Offloaded.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  5. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑9: SSL Properties

  1. Select the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑10: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Select Source IP Address as the Persistence Mode.
  3. Select 1 Hour as the Timeout.
  4. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  5. Expand the Advanced Properties section.

Figure 3‑11: Advanced Properties

  1. Click the Add HTTP Redirector button.

It is optional to add a HTTP redirector Virtual Service. Whether you require one or not depends on your environment.

  1. Expand the Real Server section.

Figure 3‑12: Real Servers

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.2.1.4Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Re-encrypt Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS re-encrypt Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑13: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 443 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Re-encrypt.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  5. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑14: SSL Properties

  1. Tick the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Tick the Reencrypt check box.
  4. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑15: Standard Options

  1. Select Source IP Address as the Persistence Mode.
  2. Select 1 Hour as the Timeout.
  3. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  4. Expand the Advanced Properties section.

Figure 3‑16: Advanced Properties

  1. Click the Add HTTP Redirector button.
  2. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑17: Real Servers

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.

3.2.2Configuring the Central Administration Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2010

The sections below outline the steps on creating the Central Administration Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2010. Refer to the relevant sections below depending on your environment.

3.2.2.1Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTP Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTP Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑18: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 8000 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2010 HTTP Central Administration Site.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑19: Basic Properties

  1. Change the Service Type to HTTP/HTTPS.
  2. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑20: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Select Source IP Address as the Persistence Mode.
  3. Select 1 Hour as the Timeout.
  4. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  5. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑21: Real Servers

  1. Select HTTP Protocol from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) and click Set URL.
  3. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.2.2.2Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑22: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 8444 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Central Administration.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑23: Basic Properties

  1. Select HTTP/HTTPS as the Service Type.
  2. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑24: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Select Source IP Address as the Persistence Mode.
  3. Select 1 Hour as the Timeout.
  4. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  5. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑25: Real Servers section

  1. Select HTTPS Protocol from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  3. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.2.2.3Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Offloaded Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Offloaded Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑26: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 8444 as the Port.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, such as SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Central Administration Site Offloaded.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑27: Basic Properties

  1. Select HTTP/HTTPS as the Service Type.
  2. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑28: SSL Properties

  1. Select the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑29: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Select Source IP Address as the Persistence Mode.
  3. Select 1 Hour as the Timeout.
  4. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  5. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑30: Real Servers

  1. Select HTTP Protocol from the first drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  1. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.2.2.4Configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Re-encrypted Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Re-encrypted Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑31: Virtual Service Parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  1. Enter 8444 as the Port.
  2. Enter a recognizable Service Name, such as SharePoint 2010 HTTPS Central Administration Site Re-encrypted.
  3. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑32: Basic Properties

  1. Select HTTP/HTTPS as the Service Type.
  2. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑33: SSL Properties

  1. Select the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Select the Reencrypt check box.
  4. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑34: Standard Options

  1. Select Source IP Address as the Persistence Mode.
  2. Select 1 Hour as the Timeout.
  3. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  4. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑35: Real Servers

  1. Select HTTPS Protocol from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  3. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.

3.3Configure SharePoint 2013 Virtual Services

Refer to the sections below for instructions on how to set up the Virtual Services for SharePoint 2013. These Virtual Services are not all required – please configure the relevant Virtual Services, based on your environment.

3.3.1Configure the User Portal Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2013

The sections below outline the steps on creating the User Portal Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2013. Refer to the relevant sections below depending on your environment.

3.3.1.1Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTP Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTP Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑36: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTP.
  3. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  4. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑37: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout check box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑38: Real Servers

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.3.1.2Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑39: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 443 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTPS.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  5. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑40: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the Advanced Properties section.

Figure 3‑41: Advanced Properties

  1. Click Add HTTP Redirector.

It is optional to add a HTTP redirector Virtual Service. Whether you require one or not depends on your environment.

  1. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑42: Real Servers section

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.3.1.3Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Offloaded Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Offloaded Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑43: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 443 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Offloaded.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  5. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑44: SSL Properties

  1. Select the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑45: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the Advanced Properties section.

Figure 3‑46: Advanced Properties

  1. Click the Add HTTP Redirector button.

It is optional to add a HTTP redirector Virtual Service. Whether you require one or not depends on your environment.

  1. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑47: Real Servers section

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.3.1.4Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encrypt Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS re-encrypt Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑48: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 443 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encrypt.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  5. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑49: SSL Properties

  1. Tick the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Tick the Reencrypt check box.
  4. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑50: Standard Options

  1. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout and click Set Idle Timeout.
  2. Expand the Advanced Properties section.

Figure 3‑51: Advanced Properties

  1. Click Add HTTP Redirector.
  2. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑52: Real Servers section

  1. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.

3.3.2Configure the Central Administration Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2013

The sections below outline the steps on creating the Central Administration Site Virtual Services for SharePoint 2013. Refer to the relevant sections below depending on your environment.

3.3.2.1Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTP Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTP Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑53: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 8000 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTP Central Administration Site.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑54: Basic Properties

  1. Select HTTP/HTTPS as the Service Type.
  2. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑55: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑56: Real Servers section

  1. Select HTTP Protocol from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  3. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.3.2.2Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑57: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 8444 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Central Administration Site.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑58: Basic Properties

  1. Select HTTP/HTTPS as the Service Type.
  2. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑59: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑60: Real Servers

  1. Select HTTPS Protocol from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  3. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.3.2.1Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Offloaded Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Offloaded Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑61: Virtual Service Parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 8444 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Central Administration Site Offloaded.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑62: Basic Properties

  1. Select HTTP/HTTPS as the Service Type.
  2. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑63: SSL Properties

  1. Select the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑64: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑65: Real Servers

  1. Select HTTP Protocol from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  3. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.
3.3.2.2Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encrypted Central Administration Site Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encryped Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑66: Virtual Service Parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 8444 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Central Administration Site Re-encrypted.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.

Figure 3‑67: Basic Properties

  1. Select HTTP/HTTPS as the Service Type.
  2. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑68: SSL Properties

  1. Select the Enabled check box.
  2. Click OK to the pop-up message.
  3. Select the Reencrypt check box.
  4. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑69: Standard Options

  1. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  2. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑70: Real Servers section

  1. Select HTTPS Protocol from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter a forward slash (/) in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  3. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.

3.3.3Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTP and WAF Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encryped Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑71: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 80 as the Port.
  3. Enter a Service Name such as SharePoint 2013 HTTP and WAF.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  5. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑72: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the WAF Options section.

Figure 3‑73: WAF Options

  1. Tick the Enabled text box.
  2. In the Available Rulesets box, tick the following rulesets:

owasp_protocol_violations

owasp_protocol_anomalies

owasp_bad_robots

owasp_generic_attacks

owasp_common_exceptions

sharepoint_attacksAll rules should be ticked for each ruleset.

  1. Click Apply.
  2. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑74: Real Servers section

  1. Enter / in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.

3.3.4Configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encrypted and WAF Virtual Service

Follow the steps below to configure a SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encryped Central Administration Site Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services > Add New.

Figure 3‑75: Virtual Service parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 443 as the Port.
  3. Enter a Service Name, for example SharePoint 2013 HTTPS Re-encrypted and WAF.
  4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  5. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 3‑76: Standard Options

  1. Remove the tick from the Transparency check box.
  2. Enter 900 in the Idle Connection Timeout text box and click Set Idle Timeout.
  3. Expand the SSL Properties section.

Figure 3‑77: SSL Properties

  1. Tick the Enabled check box.
  2. Tick the Reencrypt check box.

Figure 3‑78: Advanced Properties

  1. Click the Add HTTP Redirector button.

It is optional to add a HTTP redirector Virtual Service. Whether you require one or not depends on your environment.

  1. Expand the WAF Options section.

Figure 3‑79: WAF Options

  1. Tick the Enabled check box.
  2. In the Available Rulesets box, tick the following rulesets:

owasp_protocol_violations

owasp_protocol_anomalies

owasp_bad_robots

owasp_generic_attacks

owasp_common_exceptions

sharepoint_attacksAll rules should be ticked for each ruleset.

  1. Click Apply.
  2. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 3‑80: Real Servers section

  1. Enter / in the URL text box and click Set URL.
  2. Add any Real Servers as needed by clicking the Add New button and filling out the details.

3.4Enabling the Edge Security Pack (ESP) with SharePoint

If desired, you can use ESP with SharePoint. To do this, follow the steps in the ESP, Feature Description but ensure to select either Permanent Cookies Always or Permanent Cookies only on Private Computers for the Use Session or Permanent Cookies option.

Selecting a permanent cookie option ensures that Office documents can be opened correctly from SharePoint.

References

Unless otherwise specified, the following documents can be found at http://kemptechnologies.com/documentation.

ESP, Feature Description Web User Interface (WUI), Configuration Guide IPsec Tunneling, Feature Description Virtual Services and Templates, Feature Description SSL Accelerated Services, Feature Description

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