This section allows you to create load-balancing farms. These farms can be configured in two ways:
- HTTP: This profile works as a reverse proxy, routing HTTP and HTTPS requests to backend servers. WebSockets are supported and use source NAT (SNAT) to route responses back to the client.
- L4xNAT: This profile works as a router, forwarding TCP, UDP, SCTP, SIP, FTP, TFTP, PPTP, and SNMP traffic to backend servers. It supports destination NAT (DNAT), stateless DNAT, SNAT:, and direct server return (DSR) routing modes.
How to create an LSLB farm
- Go to the LSLB > Farms Section
- Click the Create Farm button, an form will appear
- In the Name field, enter a unique name for the farm.
- In the Virtual IP field, select the IP address that the farm will use.
- In the Virtual Port field, enter the port number that the farm will listen on.
- In the Profile field, select the type of farm you want to create:
- HTTP: This profile is used for web services and other applications that use HTTP and HTTPS protocols.
- L4xNAT: This profile is used for a wider range of protocols, including TCP, UDP, SIP, FTP, TFTP, SCTP, AMANDA, H323, IRC, NETBIOS-NS, PPTP, SANE, and SNMP.
- If you want to copy the configuration of an existing farm, select the Copy from farm option and select the farm you want to copy from.
- Click the Apply button to create the farm.
Descriptions of the form fields:
- Name: A unique name for the farm.
- Virtual IP: The IP address that the farm will use.
- Virtual Port: The port number that the farm will listen on.
- Profile: The type of farm you want to create.
- Copy from farm: Allows you to copy the configuration of an existing farm.
After creating an LSLB farm, one may configure Services, add Backends, monitor the health of servers using Farmguardian, etc. To create a fully functional virtual Server using SKUDONET ADC, refer to this article. Layer 4 and Layer 7 Virtual Server Configuration
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