Can ACE & CSM act on browser types and versions??

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Jul 14th, 2010

Hello,

I have several Data Centers, some with ACE 4710 appliances and some with CSM's used for application load balancing.  Are either of these devices capable of inspecting which browser a user has and act upon it, for ex: a user with I.E. ver 6 load balances normal; where a user with I.E. ver 7 would get redirected to a different URL???

Is it also possible to inspect and act upon different browser types, such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox??

Thanks,in advance for your help!

Tony

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tironevi Fri, 07/16/2010 - 12:06

Hello,

You will have to create a layer 7 class map that will match based on the User-Agent header field of your clients You then reference these classes within your Layer 7 policy-map and depending on the class that matches first the browser will redirect to the appropriate URL. See config example below. You should also be able to redirect using an http action-list instead of using rserver redirect.

rserver redirect IE6

webhost-redirection

http://x.x.x.x/test/

inservice

serverfarm redirect IE6

rserver IE6

inservice

rserver redirect IE7

webhost-redirection

http://x.x.x.x/test2/

inservice

serverfarm redirect IE7

rserver IE7

inservice

class-map type http loadbalance match-any Browser-IE6

match http header User-Agent header-value .*MSIE.6.*

class-map type http loadbalance match-any Browser-IE7

match http header User-Agent header-value .*MSIE.7.*

policy-map type loadbalance first-match VIP-L7-POLICY

class Browser-IE6

serverfarm IE6

class Browser-IE7

serverfarm IE7

Regards,

Enzo

amaiale Mon, 07/19/2010 - 09:08

Enzo,

Thank you again for your repsonse and help.  I appreciate it!

Looks like this is only available on the ACE and not the CSM.

Regards,

Tony

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