4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2010 10:15 PM by karlg

    Load balancing query

      Is it possible to put a higher 'cost' to a load-balancing dsl interface?  We have two dsl interfaces, one of which has a smaller traffic allowance than the other.  I want to send one third of the traffic its way and two thirds through the other interface.  How do we achieve that?

        • 1. Re: Load balancing query

          The load balancer will not be able to do this...it simply passes alternate connections through the links in a round robin scenario

           

          But what you can do is navigate to

           

          network setup -> routes -> policy routes

           

          and 'manually' specify certain traffic to only go over one link.

           

          ie

           

          smtp dedicated one link only

           

          Using this method you may be able to achieve the goal you are after

          • 2. Re: Load balancing query

            Okay - that will be an adequate work around.  It'll be messy in the event of a dsl link failure, having to turn routes off while that link is down to use the fail-over aspect of the system.

             

            Thanks for the guidance.  I'll start using it on the more heavily utilised protocols.

            • 3. Re: Load balancing query

              Sorry, I should have mentioned that in the event 1 link goes down, the traffic that is policy routed over that link will now go over the remaining good link automagically.

               

              And when the down link comes back up, the policy routes will then apply as per your configuration.

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              • 4. Re: Load balancing query

                Okay - that is a nice feature.  Thanks for that clarification.