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Local Director replacement

On Cisco site Local Director 400 series has been classified as End of Sales. Does anybody know what product replaces them?

Also I would like to know if IOS Server Load Balancing feature does the same job of Local Director as far load balancing between Web server s is concerned.

Thanks for any input.

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Re: Local Director replacement

The Local Director has a few potential replacements.

IOS SLB can perform the same function and if you have a 6500 already, it may be a good choice.

Also, the Content Swtiching Module (CSM) is more robust and has additional fuinctionality such as one-armed load balancing and firewall load balancing, among others...

The Content Services Switch (CSS) is a separate appliance that also has additional functions from the LD. It is comparable to the CSM in features.

Both the CSM and CSS have optional SSL modules to integrate SSL temination allowing the Load Balancer to do layer 5 inspection of "encrypted" traffic.

Hope this helps!


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Re: Local Director replacement

Thanks. Your replya was quite informative.

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