Layer7 policy for database vserver on CSM

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Jun 18th, 2007

Is it possible to define L7 policies on the CSM for a farm of databases? I am currently load balancing access to multiple databases with the CSM but we have a definite business need to have a dedicated DB farm for reads and one for writes. Is it possible to create a L7 policy on the CSM to inspect the packet for a "SELECT" or "INSERT" string at the vserver level and forward to the appropriate serverfarm? The only L7 policies I can see options for creating are all http based. Thank you.

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Correct Answer by Syed Iftekhar Ahmed about 9 years 5 months ago

Nope.

The CSM performs L7 only for HTTP (to inspect URLs, cookies or HTTP header) and HTTPS (when the SSL ID is needed for stickiness).

CSM also looks deeper into RTSP & FTP headers if you use service ftp or service rtsp commands.

"service ftp" or "service rtsp" options tell the CSM to interpret traffic to that VIP as FTP or RTSP control channel.

The CSM will then parse those control channels and automatically create the associate data channel/s.

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Mon, 06/18/2007 - 11:30

Nope.

The CSM performs L7 only for HTTP (to inspect URLs, cookies or HTTP header) and HTTPS (when the SSL ID is needed for stickiness).

CSM also looks deeper into RTSP & FTP headers if you use service ftp or service rtsp commands.

"service ftp" or "service rtsp" options tell the CSM to interpret traffic to that VIP as FTP or RTSP control channel.

The CSM will then parse those control channels and automatically create the associate data channel/s.

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed

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