Objective 6.1: Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing

  • Load Balancing
    • Usually considered a tech luxury due to need for expensive hardware appliances, F5s etc
    • NSX Edge load balancer enables network traffic to follow multiple paths to destination
    • optimal resoruce use
    • maximize availabel throughput
    • NSX Edge provides LB up to L7
    • NSX Design Guide Ch4.5 – Logical Load Balancing
    • Understand SNAT and DNAT
    • Which protocols can be load balanced
    • Methods
      • IP Hash
      • Least Connection
      • Round Robin
      • URI
    • NSX Admin Guide Ch 15 (p212)

 

  • Service Monitor
    • Created to define health parameters for particular type of net traffic
      • When associated with a server pool members are monitored according to the parameters
    • Ping parameters
      • Interval, maximum time
    • Admin Guide p231, 232
    • Traffic Patterms
    • Persistence Profiles
    • Insert
    • Prefix

 

  • Virtual Servers
    • The virtual server is the primary unit of admin
    • NSX Edge > Manage > Load Balancer “+”
    • NSX Admin Guide p229

 

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