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Handbook

TCP multiplexing

The TCP multiplexing option enables Layer 7 load balancing virtual servers to “reuse” existing TCP connections between FortiADC and backend real servers. Using this connection pool can reduce TCP overhead and improve web server and application performance. See Client requests handled using connections from the connection pool.

Client requests handled using connections from the connection pool

Note: The feature is not supported for profiles with the Source Address option enabled.

You can enable and configure this option using the CLI only.

To configure a connection pool and assign it to a virtual server:

Use the following command to configure the connection pool:

config load-balance connection-pool

edit <name>

set age <integer>

set reuse <integer>

set size <integer>

set timeout <integer>

next

end

Settings Guidelines
age Maximum duration of a connection in seconds. The recommended value is 3000.
reuse Maximum number of times that the virtual server can reuse the connection. The recommended value is 2000.
size Maximum number of connections in the connection pool. The recommended value is 0, which specifies that there is no limit on the connection size.
timeout Maximum number of seconds a connection can be idle before the system deletes it. The recommended value is 30.

To assign the connection pool configuration to a virtual server, enter the following command:

config load-balance virtual-server

edit <virtual-server_name>

set type l7-load-balance

set connection-pool <pool_name>

end

where:

<pool_name> is the name of the connection pool.

TCP multiplexing

The TCP multiplexing option enables Layer 7 load balancing virtual servers to “reuse” existing TCP connections between FortiADC and backend real servers. Using this connection pool can reduce TCP overhead and improve web server and application performance. See Client requests handled using connections from the connection pool.

Client requests handled using connections from the connection pool

Note: The feature is not supported for profiles with the Source Address option enabled.

You can enable and configure this option using the CLI only.

To configure a connection pool and assign it to a virtual server:

Use the following command to configure the connection pool:

config load-balance connection-pool

edit <name>

set age <integer>

set reuse <integer>

set size <integer>

set timeout <integer>

next

end

Settings Guidelines
age Maximum duration of a connection in seconds. The recommended value is 3000.
reuse Maximum number of times that the virtual server can reuse the connection. The recommended value is 2000.
size Maximum number of connections in the connection pool. The recommended value is 0, which specifies that there is no limit on the connection size.
timeout Maximum number of seconds a connection can be idle before the system deletes it. The recommended value is 30.

To assign the connection pool configuration to a virtual server, enter the following command:

config load-balance virtual-server

edit <virtual-server_name>

set type l7-load-balance

set connection-pool <pool_name>

end

where:

<pool_name> is the name of the connection pool.