Kemp LoadMaster Pros and Cons

Kemp LoadMaster Pros

reviewer1365102
IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
I like that this is a Network Load Balancer that can be used practically with any application in the backend. They have how-to guides on how to set up Kemp NLB with Exchange, but you can use it as well for Sharepoint, RDS, or any other back end server.
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reviewer1442190
Information Technology Manager at Larson Engineering, Inc.
The configuration is really easy and the web portal is self-explanatory.
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reviewer1444170
Systems Engineer at Rochester Regional Health
One of the most valuable features I like is the ability to block specific cipher suites like RC4, and older protocols like SSL 3.0.
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MohamadBadran
Senior Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
We really like the performance of this solution.
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reviewer1446381
Network Administrator 2 at Public School and Education Employee Retirement System
The feature that allows us to easily disconnect a server when we need and bring back online is the most valuable. It's a click of a button. This allows us to keep all systems up. We can then run updates, perform reboots whatever we need to one of the servers without taking production down.
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reviewer1446387
System Administrator at Routeware, Inc.
Persistence is very valuable. This holds the connection information of the source and that connection is important to RDP and our APO calls. The connection has to be persisted to the original source to operate properly. We also use the subsections for sub-services to create services inside our services for our API resources, this is most awesome. We would not be able to do this without Kemp and offer this type of sub-service to route based on an API instance. It routes the traffic properly based on the sub-service type.
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FV
reviewer1450248
Manager of Technology Architecture and Information Security at J.F. Shea Co., Inc.
When the templates are used, there is not much left to configure and they just work!
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reviewer1441854
Senior Systems Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature so far has been the high-availability options that allowed us to add an additional Kemp LoadMaster VLM virtual appliance into our VMware vSphere environment, to provide failover for our existing LoadMaster.
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reviewer1444176
Principal Systems Engineer at World Travel Holdings
It has greatly fortified the performance and uptime of our front-door email ingress, simplified and segmented mail routing, and reduced admin overhead for mail issue resolution and troubleshooting.
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reviewer1486944
Systems Administrator II at Lincoln Land Community College
Failover is seamless and our services are rock solid.
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Kemp LoadMaster Cons

reviewer1365102
IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
The product is really good as-is out of the box. If there is one thing I would change is to have the license file not be coupled with the MAC address of the device. This is actually not really useful in a virtual environment where if you have a single VM with KEMP LoadMaster and you have not set up static MAC Address, if you, for example, recreate the VM and just load the disk file on a new VM it will get new MAC address and the NLB will not work as it will not see a proper license.
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reviewer1442190
Information Technology Manager at Larson Engineering, Inc.
The only thing that I miss is that the TMG server was giving me live information about who is connected and what is the request about.
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reviewer1444170
Systems Engineer at Rochester Regional Health
The only thing I have struggled with is setting up automatic backups.
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MohamadBadran
Senior Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
The GUI is rather technical and complex, so it could be improved by making it simpler and more user-friendly.
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reviewer1446381
Network Administrator 2 at Public School and Education Employee Retirement System
If I had to change something it would maybe be to have a little better reporting graphics that show more details in the reporting. It seems to be a little small in the graphic, and I'm not sure if possible but maybe a GUI page that one can use to monitor if any server goes down.
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reviewer1446387
System Administrator at Routeware, Inc.
I would like to see more automation and control of overactive and inactive resources. If I could schedule these around our updates then it would be all automated. I would like to set up an automated script to coincide with the scripts I use to update resources and servers.
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FV
reviewer1450248
Manager of Technology Architecture and Information Security at J.F. Shea Co., Inc.
It would be nice if the historical metrics were easily exportable from the interface.
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reviewer1441854
Senior Systems Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far, the only hitch we have run into is that would have been nice to have an easier method to add allow/whitelist entries into the Access Control lists for virtual services.
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reviewer1444176
Principal Systems Engineer at World Travel Holdings
Certificate installations could be simplified and modernized, and allowed to be monitored for expirations/issues.
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reviewer1486944
Systems Administrator II at Lincoln Land Community College
It would be much easier to have the management interface directly integrate with the Kemp Support library, allowing you to choose the desired template from the online catalog to then directly download to the LoadMaster.
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Learn what your peers think about Kemp LoadMaster. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
509,570 professionals have used our research since 2012.