Note: The Virtual Load Balancer has been updated to Cent OS 7.6 as of April 30th, 2020. As a result of the OS change, the Load Balancer will have to be redeployed using the latest VMDK and OVF files.
For large deployments, the Virtual Room Connector Load Balancer can be deployed with multiple Virtual Room Connectors. As soon as the load balancer is deployed, it can be used as the dial-in address for Zoom meetings using H.323 or SIP.
Load balancing for Virtual Room Connector is packaged as an OVF, which can be deployed on any virtualization platform that supports OVF, such as:
- VMware VSphere, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion
- Nutanix (validated on Nutanix AHV and ESXi (AOS 5.5.5))
- Windows Server 2012/2016 Hyper-V (best-effort support)
- Virtual Box (best-effort support)
The system specifications for the load balancer provide more information.
In this article, we discuss:
- Deploying the Virtual Room Connector Load Balancer
- Enabling the Virtual Room Connector Load Balancer
- Changing the Admin login password
Prerequisites for starting the Virtual Room Connector Load Balancer
- Business, Education, or Enterprise account
- Room Connector port subscription
- Deployed Virtual Room Connector
Deploying the load balancer
- Sign in to your Zoom web portal and navigate to H.323/SIP Room Connector.
- Click the Virtual Room Connector tab.
- To access Virtual Room Load Balancer, click Download & Toke
- You should download the VMDK and OVF files.
- After downloading, open and deploy them using the VM client.
- You will be required to log on to the Virtual Machine using the default credentials:
- Username: admin
- Password: There is an option to randomly generate a password for this account, but the login will not be displayed when the account is opened.
- You can check the IP address of the server by typing the command ifconfig into your terminal. It is imperative that you configure the IP address of the server if it does not have one.
- Enter the default login credentials. Alter the password upon your first login.
- From the Virtual Room Connector tab on the web portal, go back to the virtual room connection page.
- You’ll find the Virtual Room Connector under the Rooms section. Copy the token there.
- Click Configure in the Virtual Machine interface.
- In the Token field, paste the token that you copied earlier.
- (Optional) If you wish, you can change the IPV4 IP address as well.
- Please click Submit.
Enabling the load balancer
- In the web portal, you will find the Virtual Room Connector menu section on the left side.
- From the Virtual Room Connector menu, select Enable the load balancer for virtual rooms.
- Click Save after entering the address you entered in step 10.
- You will be redirected to a web console in a few minutes.
- Click the Configure button.
- Enter the IP address of the load balancer into the Controller1 IPv4 Address field.
Note: The controller 2 IPv4 address of the load balancer 2 will be used if you are deploying multiple load balancers.
- Click on Submit.
Changing the Admin login password
- Click Login in the VM.
- Enter your administrator credentials.
- Select User > Manage.
- Under the administrator account, click Change Password.
- If you already have an admin password, enter that first, then enter the new one, and then confirm by typing it in again.
- Then click Modify.