Under this section, you’ll be able to manage the LSLB (Local Service Load Balancing, mainly TCP/UDP/SCTP/HTTP/HTTPS based apps) farms module.
Farms listing with the properties of every farm. The fields shown per farm are described below.
NAME. Descriptive name for the farm, this value will be unique in all the virtual services created.
PROFILE. The configured profile for the given farm, available profiles for LSLB module are http, https and l4xnat.
VIRTUAL IP. IP address that is managing the traffic, it’s also known as the virtual IP that could be moved to another node of the cluster.
VIRTUAL PORT. Port that is managing the traffic, it is also now as a virtual port.
STATUS. The status of the given farm, the available values are:
- Green: Means UP. Farm is running and all backends are UP.
- Red: Means DOWN. Farm is stoped.
- Orange: Means RESTART NEEDED. There are recent changes that need a farm restart to be applied.
- Black: Means CRITICAL. The farm is UP but there is not backend available or they are in maintenance mode
- Blue: Means PROBLEM. Farm is running but at least one backend is down.
- Yellow: Means MAINTENANCE. Farm is running but at least one backend is in maintenance mode.
When the status is UP the farm is running and is able to manage the traffic in the configured virtual IP and PORT(s). If the status is DOWN the farm is stopped and the incoming connections rejected. If the status is RESTART NEEDED the farm has changed but still not applied, a restart is required to apply the new changes.
ACTIONS. The available actions/icons for every farm in the table are the following:
- Edit. Change the basic and advanced options for this virtual service or farm, create new services and apply changes to the backends.
- Restart. The Farm will be stopped and started automatically.
- Stop. This action is only available if the farm is running and all the traffic managed by this farm will be dropped once the button is pressed. The PORT will be released so, it will be able to be used by another profile.
- Start. This action is only available if the farm is stopped, the service will bind to the configured IP and PORT and hence the traffic through them will be handled by the farm.
- Delete. The Farm will be stopped and all the configuration files deleted. The IP and PORT will be released so it could be used by another farm.
Next step, create an LSLB farm.