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ACE: Can real servers be on a non directly to ace network?

Hi all,

I am wondering If i can do http load balancing on servers that are not on a directly connected to ace network  (e.g. another location)

Will it do routing or not?

cheers,

george

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Re: ACE: Can real servers be on a non directly to ace network?

Yes, this is possible.

But since the client communicate with the virtual ip address and not the server, you need to make sure the server response does come back to ACE so that it can be forwarded to the client with the virtual ip address.


This is the part that is not easy with remote servers since they will see a request from a client and will respond directly to the client.

The possible options are - source natting client traffic on ACE or configuring PBR to guarantee that the response is redirected to ACE.

Gilles.

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Cisco Employee

Re: ACE: Can real servers be on a non directly to ace network?

Yes, this is possible.

But since the client communicate with the virtual ip address and not the server, you need to make sure the server response does come back to ACE so that it can be forwarded to the client with the virtual ip address.


This is the part that is not easy with remote servers since they will see a request from a client and will respond directly to the client.

The possible options are - source natting client traffic on ACE or configuring PBR to guarantee that the response is redirected to ACE.

Gilles.

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Re: ACE: Can real servers be on a non directly to ace network?

Great news,

I thought I would need source natting too.

thanks a lot,

george

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