Today I had an interesting time with the Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service Application Proxy. I installed two SP 2013 farms to test Project Server 2013. For one of them I used the “Initial Farm Configuration Wizard” and on the second one I wanted to setup everything manually. The only problem was that on the one where I created everything manually the Proxy for Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service Application was missing(in the beginning).
I know you are here for the same reason, why is this Proxy missing and how can I set it up. Simple, you can’t, at least I did not find a command for it. But you don’t have to care about this as this is configured automatically by SharePoint as soon as you have a Service Application that can be load balanced between the different nodes of the farm. even if your farm has one node this Proxy will still be created.
Please read here about this service application: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dtaylor/archive/2011/02/23/sharepoint-2010-service-application-load-balancer.aspx
Also, this Proxy will always be created with a GUID after the name, don’t waste your time trying to change it.