ACE no inservice & inservice standby

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Dec 18th, 2007

In the Cisco ACE Module Server Load-Balancing configuration guide i found the following descriptions

No Inservice :

- tear down existing non-tcp connections to the server

- allow existing tcp connections to complete before taking the server out of service

- disallow any new connections to the server

inservice standby :

- tear down existing non-tcp connections to the server

- allow existing tcp connections to complete before taking the server out of service

- allow new sticky connections for existing server connections that match entries in the sticky database ?????

- load-balance all new connecitons (other than matching sticky connections mentioned above) to the other servers in the serverfarm

- eventually take the server out of service

Now what does that 3rd line mean at the "inservice standby" section ?

regards,

Sebastian

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Tue, 12/18/2007 - 10:30

If you configure stickiness (persistence) on ACE .A sticky database entry is created when traffic hit the sticky policy. This sticky entry remains in the database until the (configurable value) "sticky time out" expires.

If you use inservice standby (which is the recommended way of taking real out of service if stickiness is defined)then any new connection that matches the sticky entry in the sticky database will be entertained by the ACE.

Syed

helsayed78 Thu, 07/26/2012 - 00:10

So if I need to restart a service of a server or shutdown it for any reason, should I go with "inservice standby" or "no inservice" bear in mind that stickiness is configured?

Regards,

Hesham

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