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Step 6: Configure a basic server load balancing policy

A FortiADC server load balancing policy has many custom configuration options. You can leverage the predefined health check, server profile, and load balancing method configurations to get started in two basic steps:

  1. Configure the real server pool.
  2. Configure the virtual server features and options.

For complete information on server load balancing features, start with Server load balancing basics.

To configure the server pool:
  1. Go to Server Load Balance > Real Server Pool to display the configuration page.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor. See   Real server pool basic configuration page.
  3. Complete the basic configuration and click Save.
  4. Go to your new server pool, and click on the edit function. It will open up the a dialogue where you can add members.
  5. Under Member, click Create New to display the Edit Member configuration editor. See Step 6: Configure a basic server load balancing policy.
  6. Complete the member configuration and click Save.

For detailed information, refer to the online help or see Configuring real server pools.

  Real server pool basic configuration page

To configure the virtual server:
  1. Go to Server Load Balance > Virtual Server to display the configuration page.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor. Choose between Advanced Mode and Basic Mode. See   Virtual server configuration page.
  3. Complete the configuration and click Save.

For detailed information, refer to the online help or see Configuring virtual servers.

  Virtual server configuration page

Step 6: Configure a basic server load balancing policy

A FortiADC server load balancing policy has many custom configuration options. You can leverage the predefined health check, server profile, and load balancing method configurations to get started in two basic steps:

  1. Configure the real server pool.
  2. Configure the virtual server features and options.

For complete information on server load balancing features, start with Server load balancing basics.

To configure the server pool:
  1. Go to Server Load Balance > Real Server Pool to display the configuration page.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor. See   Real server pool basic configuration page.
  3. Complete the basic configuration and click Save.
  4. Go to your new server pool, and click on the edit function. It will open up the a dialogue where you can add members.
  5. Under Member, click Create New to display the Edit Member configuration editor. See Step 6: Configure a basic server load balancing policy.
  6. Complete the member configuration and click Save.

For detailed information, refer to the online help or see Configuring real server pools.

  Real server pool basic configuration page

To configure the virtual server:
  1. Go to Server Load Balance > Virtual Server to display the configuration page.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor. Choose between Advanced Mode and Basic Mode. See   Virtual server configuration page.
  3. Complete the configuration and click Save.

For detailed information, refer to the online help or see Configuring virtual servers.

  Virtual server configuration page