Specifying the Connection Method

When creating a virtual server, you can specify the connection method to use.

By default, the connection method is LEASTCONNECTION, which is to use the server that currently has the least number of connections. TCP connections are often persistent, so they may remain with the server that was first connected to. Another option is ROUNDROBIN, which connects to each server in turn. Either option should provide acceptable performance.

To change the connection method:

  1. Highlight the virtual service that you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit. The Load Balancing Virtual Server screen appears.

  3. In the Advanced pane at the right, click Method. The Method pane appears on the screen.

  4. From the Load Balancing Method dropdown list, select the connection method that you want to use.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Done to return to the list of virtual servers.