I have understood it is not advisable to install the ACE in some jumps L3, but the ideal is to have the servers directly connected to the ACE (through an L2 SW).
We are seeing a slow network with a Web service that we are load balancing. The ACE is installed in the customer LAN (since there are other services balanced) but services are slow to be found in the DMZ so they have to go through several devices before getting to the servers (the ACE is operating in One-Arm Mode). Could be this type of installation the problem of slow service?. The data flow must travel a long way to reach the destination.
With the command "sh service-policy summ" I see a lot of conn drop.
Thanks and regards.