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The ACE does send the connections to a backup real server in the serverfarm.

I have a problem with that the ACE20 (A2(3.2)) does send the connections to a backup real server in the serverfarm.

I will how to troubleshoot in this case ? .

This is serverfarm configuration.

serverfarm host fix-http

  failaction purge

  probe PROBE-TCP-80

  rserver fix11

    inservice standby

  rserver fix12

    backup-rserver fix11


  rserver fix21

    inservice standby

  rserver fix22

    backup-rserver fix21


This is result command "show serverfarm fix-http"

TT-12-ACE-MOD-01/Admin# sh serverfarm fix-http

serverfarm     : fix-http, type: HOST

total rservers : 4



       real                  weight state        current    total      failures


   rserver: fix11         8      STANDBY      1          1          732

   rserver: fix12        8      OPERATIONAL  17         17310      31

   rserver: fix21         8      STANDBY      0          0          0

   rserver: fix22        8      OPERATIONAL  29         229669     67


Dunyawat P.

Cisco Employee

The ACE does send the connections to a backup real server in the


here is the purpose of using inservice standby command. Is this what you are trying to acheive?

With sticky configured, use the inservice standby command to gracefully take a primary real server out of service. The inservice standby command instructs the ACE to do the following do the following:

Tear down existing non-TCP connections to the server

Allow current TCP connections to complete

Allow new sticky connections for existing server connections that match entries in the sticky database

Load  balance all new connections (other than the matching sticky connections  mentioned above) to the other servers in the server farm

Eventually take the server out of service


Re: The ACE does send the connections to a backup real server in

Hi sivaksiv,

My purpose is I want to make the backup real server is operational after the primary is unavailable/ out of service.

I wonder where the primary server is operational  but why the ACE send the connections to a backup real server.

I checked the sticky database, but I can not find the connection between the client and backup real server.

This is sticky configuration.

sticky ip-netmask address source STICKY-fix-http

  replicate sticky

  serverfarm fix-http

Best Regards,

Dunyawat P.

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