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SSL load balancing requirements

Hi all

I'm fairly new to CSS so apologies if this is an aobvious question...

Do I need an ssl module to load balance https requests using certificates on the servers themselves, simple round robin, two web servers, setup

regards

nigel

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Re: SSL load balancing requirements

Hi,

you don't need SSL module for that, as far

as HTTPS is being terminated on servers or other

devices like SCA.

regards,

Alex

Cisco Employee

Re: SSL load balancing requirements

Nigel,

you only need and ssl module if you want the css to decrypt the traffic in order to make loadbalancing decision based on the http data contained in the encrypted ssl data.

For example, if you want to check the url or do stickyness based on a cookie.

All this info is encrypted in HTTPS, so this is when you need the ssl module.

If you don't need this feature, you can simpply consider https as normal tcp traffic and loadbalanced based on the tcp destination port.

Gilles.

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