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Configuring data centers

The data center configuration sets key properties: Location and/or ISP and ISP province. These properties are used in the global load balancing algorithm that selects the FortiADC in closest proximity to the client.

Before you begin:

  • If you want to select a user-defined ISP address book, you must create it before creating the data center configuration.
  • You must have Read-Write permission for Global Load Balance settings.

After you have created a data center configuration object, you can specify it in the global load balance servers configuration.

To configure a data center:
  1. Go to Global Load Balance > Global Object.
  2. Click the Data Center tab.
  3. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  4. Complete the configuration as described in Data center configuration.
  5. Save the configuration.

Data center configuration

Settings Guidelines

Name

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

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

Location

Select a location from the drop-down list menu. See the note below.

Description

Optional description to help administrators know the purpose or usage of the configuration.

Note: Stating from FortiADC 5.x.x, the GUI shows the full country or region names listed in alphabetical order for location list and data center configuration. The Console uses country or region name abbreviations instead. The abbreviations are done in accordance with the ISO standards. So if you configure a location list or data center from the Console, be sure to consult ISO-3166-1 and/or ISO 3166-2:CN for the correct abbreviations to use. See the following example commands:

config global-load-balance topology

edit "tp1"

set member ZZ US CN65

next

end

Where ZZ stands for Reserved, US for United States, and CN65 for China, Xingjiang

Configuring data centers

The data center configuration sets key properties: Location and/or ISP and ISP province. These properties are used in the global load balancing algorithm that selects the FortiADC in closest proximity to the client.

Before you begin:

  • If you want to select a user-defined ISP address book, you must create it before creating the data center configuration.
  • You must have Read-Write permission for Global Load Balance settings.

After you have created a data center configuration object, you can specify it in the global load balance servers configuration.

To configure a data center:
  1. Go to Global Load Balance > Global Object.
  2. Click the Data Center tab.
  3. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  4. Complete the configuration as described in Data center configuration.
  5. Save the configuration.

Data center configuration

Settings Guidelines

Name

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

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

Location

Select a location from the drop-down list menu. See the note below.

Description

Optional description to help administrators know the purpose or usage of the configuration.

Note: Stating from FortiADC 5.x.x, the GUI shows the full country or region names listed in alphabetical order for location list and data center configuration. The Console uses country or region name abbreviations instead. The abbreviations are done in accordance with the ISO standards. So if you configure a location list or data center from the Console, be sure to consult ISO-3166-1 and/or ISO 3166-2:CN for the correct abbreviations to use. See the following example commands:

config global-load-balance topology

edit "tp1"

set member ZZ US CN65

next

end

Where ZZ stands for Reserved, US for United States, and CN65 for China, Xingjiang