Creating the Virtual Servers

After you have configured the servers, monitors, and load balancing services, the final step is to bring them together into a single virtual server. One virtual server is defined for each TAP or web interface.

First, create the virtual servers for the TAP interface.

  1. Click Virtual Servers. The Virtual Servers screen appears.

  2. Click Add. The Load Balancing Virtual Server pane appears.

  3. In the Name field, type the name of the server. For example, if you are creating a virtual server for the TAP interface at port 3100, you can use the name CWE-TAP3100.
  4. From the Protocol dropdown list, select TCP.
  5. In the IP address field, specify the IP address that you want to use for the virtual server.
  6. In the Port field, specify the port for the interface (such as 3100).
  7. Click OK. The Load Balancing Virtual Server screen appears.

  8. Click Load Balancing Virtual Server Service Binding. The Service Binding screen appears.

  9. Click Select Service. The list of services appears.

  10. Select the services that you defined for this interface. There will be one service for each CWE server in your high-availability environment.

    Note: you can also choose to bind each service individually to the virtual server. In this case, the service that you bind first becomes the preferred service.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Bind to bind these services to your virtual server. The Load Balancing Virtual Server screen is displayed for the virtual server that you have just created.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click Done. The list of virtual servers now includes the virtual server that you have just created. It may take a few moments for this server to come up. Click to update your display.

  15. Repeat these steps for each TAP interface. Use the same IP address for each virtual server.

Next, create a virtual server for the web service.

  1. Click Virtual Servers. The Virtual Servers screen appears.
  2. Click Add. The Load Balancing Virtual Server screen appears.
  3. In the Name field, type the name of the server (for example, CWE-Web).
  4. From the Protocol dropdown list, select HTTP.
  5. In the IP address field, specify the IP address that you want to use for the virtual server. This is the same IP address that you used when creating the virtual servers for the TAP interfaces.
  6. In the Port field, type 80.
  7. Click OK. The Load Balancing Virtual Server screen appears.
  8. Click Load Balancing Virtual Server Service Binding. The Service Binding screen appears.
  9. Click Select Service. The list of services appears.
  10. Select the services that you defined for the web interface.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Bind to bind these services to your virtual server. The Load Balancing Virtual Server screen is displayed for the virtual server that you have just created.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click Done. The list of virtual servers now includes the virtual server that you have just created.