Office Web Apps Server 2013 provides the ability to create a farm with one or more machines in it. Recently I had to create a farm with two machines, and it took a little bit to get my head around how to do it. Here is how I ended up doing it
I had the following environment:
I did the following steps:
The tricky part to get right was the last command. You have to run it on the machine you wish to join to the farm, and you have to reference an existing machine in the farm. It needs the reference to be able to read the farm settings.
Very interesting post. I assume a HLB (or HLB context) is always required for the web traffic as it is with Lync 2013?
Please can you share the HLB configuration, as in whats ports are load balanced and if any particular extra configuration is required on the HLB?
Jens>Hi Dave, you don't need HLB, other types will work as well
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219435.aspx#loadbalancer. In my lab I use DNS load balancing, but that's a lab :-)
Why do you use the "-AllowHttp:$true" parameter while building your HTTPS farm ?
Jens>No special reason other than also allowing it for http.
When creating a farm - 2 nodes and you created farm with PS command:
https://wacext.contoso.dk -CertificateName WacFarm -Verbose -AllowHttp:$true
On the second node would i run PS command
New-OfficeWebAppsMachine -MachineToJoin wac1.contoso.dk
Why on URL wac1.contoso.dk and not on the NLB name?
Jens>The parameter name implies the machine and that is why I used that.
Farm is created on wac1 and you join wac2 to the farm of wac1, thats why.
Worked like a charm :-)