We have two CSSs one in DR and one in HQ and are communicating with an App Session.
They are configured in sort of a hybrid mode as partially a content services switch to failover servers and as a DNS server to host DNS records
We are using both the DNS component and services to failover some servers:
dns-server zone 0 tier1
dns-record a popserver.mynetwork.com 126.96.36.199 50 single kal-icmp 172.16.10.65 150 sticky-disabled weightedrr 10
keepalive frequency 120
keepalive retryperiod 120
max usage 255
keepalive type script ap-kal-smtp "188.8.131.52"
ip address 184.108.40.206
We have some set up to just use the GSLB method for failover with services, VIP Addresses and content rules.
We need to have the ability to check the https index page of one of the server and this requires an encryption module, which we don't have in the CSS devices we currently own.
My understanding is that the GSS was design to do the DNS function in a more enhanced way that the CSS can do it.
Since we will be purchasing new appliances, I have these questions:
1. Can the GSS be a replacement for the CSS and do everything the CSS can do, configuring services, VIP address and content rules, in addition to DNS funtions?
2. What is the benifit of using the GSS over the CSS?
3. If 1 and 2 are Can I get an encryption module for the GSS to check the https index page on services configured?