Load Ballancing Need

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Dec 23rd, 2008

Looking for solution for a Virtual Address that vcan dynamically connect to 2 or more real servers at diverse loacations

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Gilles Dufour Tue, 12/23/2008 - 14:38

the current solution is the Application Control Engine (ACE) replacing the CSS and CSM.

All of them will be able to achieve what you describe.


branfarm1 Tue, 12/23/2008 - 16:37


How does the ACE replace/improve on the functionality of the CSS/CSM? The information on Cisco's website is very buzzword oriented, and I need a real technical person's perspective.

I am currently using CSS's in multiple datacenters to both load-balance internally, and load-balance between datacenters for web accessible applications. How would I use the ACE to improve this service?



Gilles Dufour Mon, 01/05/2009 - 01:53

ACE offers up to 16G of throughput.

The on-board SSL functions are faster than those of the CSS and offers more possibilities.

ACE has many HTTP features the CSS does not have - like possibility to insert data in the http header or dynamic cookie stickyness.

You also get generic layer4 payload analysis which let's you do loadbalancing/stickyness of your own/personal protocols.

There are many other features that do not exist on the CSS.

Finally, ACE will support IPv6 in the future and the CSS won't.



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