I have client that want to use the CSS to loadbalance only to thier active server and if that server fails then send requests to the standby server.
I have told them that using the CSS to acomplish this is not the best use of it functionallity but they want to do it anyway. Does anybody know how this can be done.
I know the CSS will send keepalives to the particular service to ensure it is available and was wondering if I could use these to detect the primary server failure and then start sending traffic to the secondary.
I do not want to loadbalance to both servers I only want to forward traffic to the secondary server if the primary fails.
Paul Le Grange
you can accomplish this by using a sorryserver.
configure you content rule, add your active service using "add service server1" and add you standby service (which will be only used when the active service goes down) using "primarySorryServer server2".