Server Load Balancing for EM

Unanswered Question
Feb 15th, 2010
User Badges:
  • Silver, 250 points or more

I`m looking to use EM load balancing in case our Pub goes down, reading through the different options it seems Cisco suggest using SLB instead of DNS.Has anyone used SLB and if so what type of switch. The only reference I can see for the type of switch is a 65xx which for us is an overkill, does any one use SLB and if so what type of switch


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
htluo Mon, 02/15/2010 - 06:18
User Badges:
  • Red, 2250 points or more

The reason Cisco recommend SLB over DNS is because DNS cannot detect a server failure while SLB can.

Only the logon session (HTTP) needs to be taken care of by SLB switch.  After logon, SLB switch would be out of the picture.  Thus you may use any SLB switch that supports HTTP load-balancing.



This Discussion