Load balance 2 server farm with the same CSS

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Dec 14th, 2009

I want to know is if possible to balance two server farms (in diferent subnetworks of course) with tihe same CSS 11501. I have a firewall with 2 interfaces, in each interface I have one server farms to be balanced...Im not sure about the default gateway configuration in the CSS.

I have this problem too.
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Gilles Dufour Mon, 12/14/2009 - 07:22

The CSS is also a router.

If you interconnect the 2 subnets to the css, you will bypass the firewall (or there is a risk of a hacker bypassing your firewall).

Therefore, you should have your CSS attached to only 1 subnet and use client nat when needed to guarantee that the response from the server goes back to the CSS.


henry.saravia Mon, 12/14/2009 - 07:30


Im not clear about your answer. Do you say that is not possible to balance two server farm with the same CSS?

Gilles Dufour Mon, 12/14/2009 - 09:19

this is possible but this is not a secure design as the CSS will be able to bypass your firewall.



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