You can specify global load balancer configuration parameters.

1

Log in to vCloud Air and navigate to the vCloud Edge Gateway Services UI.

See Log In and Navigate to Advanced Networking Services for information.

2

Click the Load Balancer tab and Global Configuration.

3

Click Edit next to Load balancer global configuration.

4

Select the options you want to enable:

Option

Description

Enable Load Balancer

Allows the load balancer to distribute traffic to internal servers for load balancing.

Acceleration Enabled

When enabled, the load balancer uses the faster L4 engine rather than L7 engine. The L4 TCP VIP is processed before the edge gateway firewall so no Allow firewall rule is required.

L7 HTTP/HTTPS VIPs are processed after the firewall. Therefore, when Acceleration Enabled is not selected, an edge gateway firewall rule must exist to allow access to the L7 HTTP/HTTPS VIP.

When Acceleration Enabled is selected and the server pool is in non-transparent mode, an SNAT rule is added. Therefore, ensure that the firewall is enabled on the edge gateway.

Logging

The edge gateway load balancer collects traffic logs. You can choose the log level.

5

Click OK.

Configure application profiles for the load balancer. See Create an Application Profile.