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Enterprise Edition v6.3 Administration Guide

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Welcome to SKUDONET 6.3! Access to the SKUDONET web interface. Once you have successfully installed and deployed SKUDONET 6.3, you...

Dashboard | Home

Dashboard | SKUDONET Enterprise 6.3 The dashboard provides an overview of the load balancer’s current status, including the CPU, Memory,...

Dashboard | News

To stay up-to-date on the latest news from SKUDONET, be sure to visit the company’s website and blog regularly. You...

LSLB | Farms | Create

This section allows you to create LSLB farms, which can be configured using two profiles: HTTP profile: This profile works...

LSLB | Farms | Update

This section allows you to Modify the configuration of LSLB farms. Each farm profile has different parameters because it manages...

LSLB | Farms | Update | L4xNAT Profile

Global L4xNAT farm profile settings The L4xNAT farm profile creates LSLB farms that operate at layer 4, which is faster...

LSLB | Farms | Update | HTTP Profile

Global Settings for HTTP Farm Profile The HTTP profile is a load-balancing profile that intelligently distributes incoming web traffic across...

LSLB | Stats

This section shows live statistics for all LSLB farms, including both Established and Pending connections. The stats table includes the...

LSLB | Stats | Graphs

This section shows graphs of the Established and Pending connections for current the farms over four time periods: The Daily,...

LSLB | Stats | Backends

Backends Table: The columns in this table include: Service: The name of the farm service where the backend is configured....

LSLB | SSL Certificates

This section lists all of the certificates that are stored on the appliance and can be used by LSLB farms....

LSLB | SSL Certificates | Generate CSR

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR): Go to the LSLB > SSL Certificates section Click the Generate CSR button....

LSLB | SSL Certificates | Generate PEM

This section is for creating PEM certificates. PEM certificates use a passphrase and include the private key in the same...

LSLB | SSL Certificates | Upload

To upload an SSL certificate to the load balancer: Go to the LSLB > SSL Certificates section Click the Upload...

LSLB | SSL Certificates | Info

This section is about viewing SSL certificate information. When you click on a domain name in the Common Name column...

LSLB | Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit organization, provides free, automated, and open-source Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. These certificates...

LSLB | Let’s Encrypt | Create Certificate

To create a Let’s encrypt certificate in the SKUDONET ADC: Click LSLB >> Let’s Encrypt >> Create Certificate Enter your...

GSLB | Farms. Global Server Load Balancing

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) is like an intelligent traffic controller for your website or application. It ensures that requests...

GSLB | Farms | Create

To create a GSLB farm: Go to the GSLB > Farms page. Click the Create Farm button. Enter the following...

GSLB | Farm | Update

Updating GSLB Farms Updating your GSLB Farm is essential for ensuring that your applications and websites perform at their best...

GSLB | Stats

The GSLB Farm Stats page shows real-time statistics for all GSLB farms, including the number of Established and Pending connections...

GSLB | Stats | Graphs

The GSLB Farm Stats Graphs section shows monitoring graphs and the history of Established and Pending connections for the active...

GSLB | Stats | Backends

This section provides a detailed overview of the GSLB farm’s current status, including Backend statistics, Client requests, Server requests, and...

DSLB | Farms

Datalink Service Load Balancing (DSLB), also known as Uplinks Load Balancing, allows you to create highly available and scalable WAN...

DSLB | Farms | Create

To create a DSLB farm, follow these steps: Go to the DSLB > Farms section. Click the Create Farm button....

DSLB | Farms | Update

After creating a DSLB farm, we must add Services, Backends, and IPDS rules in this section. We will discuss about...

IPDS | Settings

The IPDS package is a collection of security rules that users can use. This section lets you update the IPDS...

IPDS | Blacklists

The IPDS module adds a variety of advanced security features to your load balancer to protect your applications. These features...

IPDS | Blacklists | Create

To create a blacklist: Go to IPDS > Blacklists. Click the Create Blacklist button. Enter the following fields in the...

IPDS | Blacklists | Update

The Settings section for the current blacklist has two tabs; Global and Farms. The Global Configuration tab for both Local...

IPDS | DoS

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks have emerged as a significant threat, posing a serious risk to the stability and accessibility of...

IPDS | DoS | Create

To protect your farm services from denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, you can create customized DoS rules by following these instructions: Go...

IPDS | DoS | Update

DoS Protection Rules Configuration The DoS protection rules configuration is organized into two tabs: Global and Farms. Global Settings The...

IPDS | RBL

An RBL(Real-time Blacklist), also known as a DNS-based blacklist (DNSBL), is a spam-fighting tool that maintains lists of IP addresses...

IPDS | RBL | Rules Create

To create a new RBL rule: Go to the IPDS > RBL page. Click the Create RBL rule button Enter...

IPDS | RBL | Rules Update

The image below shows all the available Global settings for the RBL rules. Here is a brief description of all...

IPDS | RBL | Domains

RBL domains are domains that point to servers that maintain lists of IP addresses that have been flagged for malicious...

IPDS | WAF | Rulesets

The SKUDONET Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a tool that can be used to detect and block malicious HTTP traffic....

IPDS | WAF | Rulesets | Create

A WAF ruleset is a group of WAF rules that are designed to protect against a specific type of attack...

IPDS | WAF | Rulesets | Update

WAF Global Settings The Global Settings WAF Rule Set section allows you to configure the behavior of all rules contained...

IPDS | WAF | Files

WAF rulesets can be used with additional files to extend and organize the rules. This section allows you to work...

IPDS | WAF | Files | Create

To create an IPDS WAF file: Go to the IPDS >> WAF >> Files section. Click the Create File button....

IPDS | WAF | Files | Update

To update an IPDS WAF file: Go to the IPDS > WAF > Files section. Hover over the file you...

Monitoring | Graphs

The monitoring section connects all of the systems, network interfaces, farm services, and monitoring graphs. These graphs are essential for...

Monitoring | Stats

This section offers in-depth statistics on the load balancer’s performance, behavior, and interfaces. It is organized into three tabs: Farms:...

Monitoring | Stats | System

This section shows statistics about the most important resources available in the load balancer. It also presents graphs and stats...

Monitoring | Stats | Farms

This section provides a detailed overview of the statistics for farms and load-balancing services. It includes a table that shows...

Monitoring | Stats | Network

This section provides statistics for tracking inbound and outbound traffic flowing through the network interfaces that you have created on...

Monitoring | Farmguardians

The Farmguardian section lists all the health checks available in the load balancer. It also includes a brief description of...

Monitoring | Farmguardians | Create

Farmguardian allows users to create custom checks by copying existing checks and modifying their parameters. This can be done in...

Monitoring | Farmguardians | Update

SKUDONET comes with basic health checks for backends, but these checks may not be enough to ensure that the backends...

Network | NIC

NICs are physical network adapters that allow computers to connect to a network. This section describes how to configure and...

Network | NIC | Update

To change the configurations of a Network Interface Card: Go to the Network > NIC section. Hover over the interface...

Network Bonding

Network bonding (also known as link aggregation, NIC teaming) combines multiple physical network interfaces into a single logical interface. This...

Network | Bonding | Create

To create a bonding interface on SKUDONET ADC: Go to the NIC > Bonding section. Click the Create bonding button....

Network | Bonding | Update

To create a bonding interface on SKUDONET ADC: Go to the NIC > Bonding section. Hover over the interface you’d...

Network | VLAN | Create

To create a Virtual LAN: Go to the Network > VLAN page. Click the Create VLAN button. In the Parent...

Network | VLAN

In today’s digital landscape, network security and efficient data management are not merely buzzwords but essential pillars of any organization’s...

Network | VLAN | Update

To update or modify a VLAN interface in SKUDONET: Go to the Network > VLAN section. Locate the VLAN interface...

Network | Virtual Interface

Virtual Interfaces allow you to assign multiple IP addresses to a single physical network interface (NIC), bonding interface, or VLAN...

Network | Virtual Interface | Create

To create a virtual Interface: Go to the Network > Virtual Interface page. Click the Create Virtual Interface button. In...

Network | Virtual Interface | Update

To update or modify a virtual interface in the SKUDONET ADC: Go to the Network > Virtual Interface section. Locate...

Network | Floating IPs

A floating IP, also known as a virtual IP (VIP), is a dynamic IP address that can be assigned to...

Network | Floating IPs | Configure

SKUDONET load balancer can be configured to forward outbound traffic through a Floating IP address. This IP address can be...

Network | Aliases

Aliases are alternative names for backends and networking IP addresses. They make it easier for DevOps engineers, developers, and security...

Network | Routing | Rules

SKUDONET ADC is designed to work with multiple subnets. The system uses a rule-based routing system. The rule determines whether...

Network | Routing | Rules | Create

To create a routing rule in SKUDONET ADC: Go to the Network > Routing section. Click the Create routing rule...

Network | Routing | Tables

In SKUDONET ADC, each routing table knows about the subnets of the ADC’s configured interfaces. This means that the system...

Network | Routing | Tables | Configure

To configure Routing Tables in SKUDONET ADC: Go to the Network > Routing section. Scroll to the Routing tables list...

Network | VPN

SKUDONET Load Balancer can be used to create a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN allows users to connect to...

Network | Gateway

The default gateway is the IP address that the SKUDONET load balancer uses to route inbound and outbound traffic between...

Network | Gateway | Configure

To configure a default gateway in SKUDONET: Go to the Network > Gateway page. Click the Configure button on an...

System | RBAC | Settings

Role-Based Access Control SKUDONET Load Balancer includes a Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) module. RBAC is a policy-neutral access control mechanism...

System | RBAC | Users

The RBAC User List allows you to manage system permissions on a user-by-user basis. Each user can have two types...

System | RBAC | Users | Create

To create a new RBAC user: Go the System > RBAC > Users section. click the Create User button. Fill...

System | RBAC | Users | Update

You can update the user-scoped parameters of an RBAC user to give or remove permissions. To update an RBAC user:...

System | RBAC | Groups

In Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), groups are collections of users who share the same permissions. Groups can be used to...

System | RBAC | Groups | Create

Go to the System > RBAC > Groups section. Click the Create group button. Enter a descriptive Name for the...

System | RBAC | Groups | Update

To update RBAC roles for each user: Go to the System > RBAC > Groups page. Click the Edit button...

System | RBAC | Roles

Role-based access control (RBAC) roles allow you to manage permissions for your team based on objects and actions. This means...

System | RBAC | Roles | Create

RBAC roles allow you to define permissions for users and groups. To create a new role, follow these steps: Go...

System | RBAC | Roles | Update

The RBAC Role Update section allows you to manage all aspects of your RBAC roles. You can configure various parameters...

System | Services

Local Services The Local Services section manages load balancing services, such as; HTTP, Web GUI, SSH, Rsyslog, and Global etc....

System | Cluster

The clustering service allows you to manage two load balancer Nodes in a way that ensures High Availability and prevents...

System | Backups

You can manage the configuration of backups of the load balancer for quick disaster recovery, and clone or migrate the...

System | Backups | Create

To create a backup file of the load balancer configuration: Go to the Systems > Backups page Click the Create...

System | Backups | Upload

To upload and store a local backup file into the load balancer: Go to the System > Backups page. Click...

System | Notifications

This section explains how notifications work in the load balancer. Notifications can be used to send email alerts when an...

System | Notifications | Configure Alerts

To Create an Alert Notification, follow these instructions: Go to the System > Notifications section. Hover over the service you’d...

System | Logs

System and load balancer logs can be accessed in this section to analyze problems and learn more about the appliance’s...

System | Logs | Show

The Show action opens a new screen for managing the log file display. In this section, you may select the...

System | User Settings

To change your load balancer access credentials: Go to the System>User settings section. Select the user whose credentials you want...

System | Theme Settings

Customizing Theme Colors and Brand Images In SKUDONET ADC, one may customize the Web Interface to the feel of their...

System | Activation Certificate

This page displays the information for the SKUDONET Enterprise Edition Activation Certificate. The first section contains the credentials that the...

System | License

SKUDONET LICENSE This section shows the software license of Skudonet which is based on the GNU Affero General Public License...

System | Support Save

The SKUDONET Support Save feature allows users to create a snapshot of their load balancer node’s current state. This snapshot...

System | Factory Reset

The Factory reset section allows a user to roll the load balancer back to a clean slate. Use this feature...

Monitoring | Stats | IPDS

This portion shows statistics for monitoring various types of attacks encountered by the load balancer. The monitoring modules track Blacklists,...

Monitoring | Graphs | IPDS

The following graphs show monitored data for IPDS attacks on the load balancer, with options for daily, weekly, monthly, and...

Monitoring | Reports | IPDS

The Reporting section shows the traffic flow on the SKUDONET ADC in different ways. You can see the traffic flow...

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