Manual failover in the Cloud Load Balancer

A question we frequently receive is: “How can I manually fail traffic over from my primary server to my failover server group in the Cloud Load Balancer?” Manually failing over traffic is something you may wish to do if your primary server is experiencing issues that the monitor has not yet detected, or if you […]

Load Balancer Overflow Feature Configuration

In our v3.10 release, we introduced a new Cloud Load Balancer feature called Overflow. This feature is designed to send traffic from your active server group to your failover server group when a certain connection threshold has been reached. This threshold can be configured globally to count connections being distributed to all of your servers, […]

I want to install the SSL certificate on the Load Balancer and use the SSL protocol, but I don’t want SSL Offload. I want it to remain entirely encrypted between my client and my server. Is this possible?

Yes, this is absolutely possible, and recommended! To accomplish this, you will need to configure the “protocol” as SSL and map it also to SSL on your servers (both probably on port 443). This ensures SSL is maintained between the client and your servers, while still allowing you to take advantage of our SSL acceleration, […]

A comprehensive guide to using server weights in the load balancer

The server “weight” select menu shown at the far right of your server or device within a Server Group allows you to adjust how traffic is distributed by the load balancer when you have two or more devices in a configuration. In essence, the higher the number, the heavier the weight, and the more traffic […]

Load Balancers – an important component for disaster recovery

We recently read, with great interest, an article in CIO entitled How load balancing is playing a bigger role in tech transitions.  John Moore takes a real-world IT DR scenario, discussing traditional load balancers and today’s more sophisticated Application Delivery Controllers and how they are helping organizations implement disaster recovery strategies or generally increase application availability. […]

What Is Load Balancing — And Do I Need It?

Unless your job encompasses application availability or delivery, you may not be aware of what load balancing is, what it does, or whether it is even a necessary component. As to the last part of that statement, the answer is simple:  It is absolutely necessary. In today’s demanding online world, load balancing helps to ensure […]