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CSS Not Load-Balancing

We have a CSS switch running 4.01 (Build 50). We are load-balancing connections to dual servers behind the CSS. When the service to one of the servers goes down/suspended then returns to active we don't get any new connections to that service, unless we reboot the switch. Does anyone have any ideas on why this might be happening? Also, I can post the config/rules if anyone can help.


Re: CSS Not Load-Balancing

Are you using a sticky method ? Can you post the rule associated with this ?


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Re: CSS Not Load-Balancing

Here is the rule...

> Name: IBOFX_Rule Owner: IB

Author: Local Index: 1

State: Active Type: HTTP

IP Redundancy: Master


L4: TCP/80

Url: /*




Header Field Group:

Total Bytes: 105134367 Total Frames: 234433

Total Redirects: 0 Total Rejects: 4

Overload Rejects: 0

Balance: Round Robin

Advanced Balance: None

Sticky Mask:

Sticky Inactivity timeout: 0 minutes

Sticky No Cookie Found Action: Balance

Sticky Server Down Failover: Balance

ArrowPoint Cookie Path: /

ArrowPoint Cookie Expiration: Browser Exit

ArrowPoint Cookie Text: None

ArrowPoint Cookie Url: None

Arrowpoint Cookie display url in header: Enabled

String Match Criteria:

String Range: 1 - 100

String Prefix: ""

String Eos-Char: "" String Ascii-Conversion: Enabled

String Skip-Len: 0 String Process-Len: 0

String Operation: Match-Service-Cookie

Redirect: ""

Persistence: Enabled

Param-Bypass: Disabled


Local Load Threshold: 254

PrimarySorryServer: None

SecondSorryServer: None

Name: Hits: Wgt: State: Ld: KAlive: Conn: DNS:

----- ----- ---- ------ --- ------- ----- ----

IBOFX1 46,461 S-1 Alive 2 SCRIPT 7 0

IBOFX2 48,607 S-1 Alive 2 SCRIPT 5 0


DNS Balance: roundrobin

Hotlist: Disabled

Size: 10, Type: HitCount, Threshold 0, Interval 1

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Re: CSS Not Load-Balancing

We are having the same issue, did you ever resolve it ?

What we notice is that if a request comes to a service before the switch notices that it is down and tries to send a request to it, it never gets another connection. I have to stop the service then start it again to resolve it.

I would love to hear if you have solved this or not.


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Re: CSS Not Load-Balancing

We have not resolved the issue. We tried upgrading to a newer IOS, but it did not correct the problem. We are currently reviewing our configuration to make sure that we have all the rules setup properly.

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