ACE Routed Mode - Servers

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Jul 21st, 2008
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Is it possible in a routed setup for clients to talk to the servers in the Server Farm directly? IE - Not through the VIP. IE - I want to ping the real server or access a file share, etc.

As you know, in a routed setup, the server gateway is the ACE. It appears that when I try to talk to the server directly, the server talks back to the ACE and traffic is dropped/lost.

I ask because our servers run many applications. I need to load balance to just one of the applications (WWW) but not to the other several apps that are running.

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Mon, 07/21/2008 - 08:21
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Yes it is possible.

You need to have an ACL applied to ACE that allows traffic to the real servers.

Yourd upstream routers should be configured such that they route the traffic destined to he real servers to the ACE.

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed

phil.wightman Mon, 07/21/2008 - 12:28
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Ok, that makes sense. Somehow through everything I had learned, I thought this was possible without making routing changes. I may redesign and use Bridged mode but that has its own set of complications.

Thanks for the reply.


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