CSS11501 - Content Failover

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Apr 3rd, 2009
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Hi


I have a requirement to setup some sort of failover with regards to a web filter server. We have 2 web filters which are setup to load-balance for any http traffic to any web site. However some web sites don' respond well to this and so we have an entry like the following:


content test

vip address x.x.x.x

add service web1

protocol tcp

port 8002

url *//*.bbc.com/*"

active


Other rule is:


content All

vip address *.*.*.*

add service web1

add service web2

protocol tcp

port 8002

url "/*"

active


So when the service to web1 goes down then any traffic going to http://www.bbc.com fails and we have to manually put the other server 'web2'in the content test.


There must be a better way to do this, anyone any ideas?


Cheers

James

Correct Answer by dario.didio about 7 years 11 months ago

Hello,


Not sure I understand your problem, but here is what I think you could do.


I assume you want to have only web1 as being used for loadbalancing for your content test, and only have web2 active when web1 is unavailable.


You can configure web2 as a sorryserver.


add this in you content test:

primarySorryServer web2


This will make web2 kickin from the moment web1 is down.


HTH,

Dario

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dario.didio Mon, 04/06/2009 - 00:39
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Hello,


Not sure I understand your problem, but here is what I think you could do.


I assume you want to have only web1 as being used for loadbalancing for your content test, and only have web2 active when web1 is unavailable.


You can configure web2 as a sorryserver.


add this in you content test:

primarySorryServer web2


This will make web2 kickin from the moment web1 is down.


HTH,

Dario

james_46 Mon, 04/06/2009 - 01:03
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Hi Dario


I was just thinking the same thing!


That is exactly what i am after though, thanks.


Cheers

James

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