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Handbook

Configuring real servers

Real servers are physical servers that are used to form real server pools. These dedicated servers provide clients with services such as HTTP or XML content, streaming audio or video, TFTP/FTP uploads and downloads, etc. You can start configuring a real server by giving it a unique configuration name, setting its status, and specifying its IP address.

After you have created your real server configuration objects, you can select them as members to form real server pools. At that stage, further configurations are needed as discussed in Configuring real server pools on page 1.

To configure a real server configuration object:
  1. Go to Server Load Balance > Real Server Pool >Real Server.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  3. Complete the configuration and add members as described in Real Server configuration.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Repeat the same steps to add as many real server configuration objects as needed.

Real Server configuration

Settings Guidelines
Name

Configuration name. Valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, and -. No spaces. You reference this name in the virtual server configuration.

Note: After you initially save the configuration, you cannot edit the name.

Status

Select one of the options:

  • Enable—The server can receive new sessions.
  • Disable—The server does not receive new sessions and closes any current sessions as soon as possible.
  • Maintain—The server does not receive new sessions but maintains any current connections.
Address

For IPv4 real server, enter the real server's IP address in IPv4 address format.

Address6

For IPv6 real server, enter the real server's IP address in IPv6 address format.

FQDN

A fully qualified domain name, such as "www.example.com"

Note: The instructions above only covers the basic configuration of real servers. More configuration tasks are needed when you use them to form real server pools.

Configuring real servers

Real servers are physical servers that are used to form real server pools. These dedicated servers provide clients with services such as HTTP or XML content, streaming audio or video, TFTP/FTP uploads and downloads, etc. You can start configuring a real server by giving it a unique configuration name, setting its status, and specifying its IP address.

After you have created your real server configuration objects, you can select them as members to form real server pools. At that stage, further configurations are needed as discussed in Configuring real server pools on page 1.

To configure a real server configuration object:
  1. Go to Server Load Balance > Real Server Pool >Real Server.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  3. Complete the configuration and add members as described in Real Server configuration.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Repeat the same steps to add as many real server configuration objects as needed.

Real Server configuration

Settings Guidelines
Name

Configuration name. Valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, and -. No spaces. You reference this name in the virtual server configuration.

Note: After you initially save the configuration, you cannot edit the name.

Status

Select one of the options:

  • Enable—The server can receive new sessions.
  • Disable—The server does not receive new sessions and closes any current sessions as soon as possible.
  • Maintain—The server does not receive new sessions but maintains any current connections.
Address

For IPv4 real server, enter the real server's IP address in IPv4 address format.

Address6

For IPv6 real server, enter the real server's IP address in IPv6 address format.

FQDN

A fully qualified domain name, such as "www.example.com"

Note: The instructions above only covers the basic configuration of real servers. More configuration tasks are needed when you use them to form real server pools.