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Access List Configuration issue

I access 5 servers which provide the same services from an external client. I would like to attempt to balance the load of the 5 servers. I thought that this could be accomplished using an access list, by specifying a range of source hosts to a single server. If anyone could give me a view pointer, or point me in another direction if the one I'm taking won't work, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Access List Configuration issue

If you got a NAT router / CSS in between

will be a good option.

Where as if your all servers are mirrored servers, I suggest go with CSS.

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Re: Access List Configuration issue

Depending on the type of application provided by the servers, there are various options.

If the servers are accessed via DNS, and the applications are conducive to this option, then you can use round-robin via DNS - that is, configure multiple IP addresses for a single FQDN.

If the servers are able to work in a cluster, and the applications are conducive to this option, then you can cluster the servers which will enable clients to use a single IP address.

If the application is more complex, you would go with a CSS (or CSM).

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