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How to Add a Real Server

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You can add a server to a service or rule group to load balance the incoming web traffic. Perform the following steps to add a Real Server:

Add a Real Server to a Service

  1. From the BASIC > Services page in the Services section, identify the service to which you want to add a Real Server.
  2. Click the Server option next to the service to add the server. The Add Real Server window appears.
  3. Specify values for the following:
    • Server Name – Enter a name to identify this server.

    • Version – Select the Internet protocol version from the drop-down list.

      Note that the Version drop-down list appears only when you enable IPv6. To enable IPv6, go to BASIC > IP Configuration > Addresses.

    • IP Address – Enter the IP address of the server.
    • Port – Enter the port number of the server.
    • Backup server – Set to Yes if you want this server to be used when all other servers fail or are out of service.
    • Weight – Set the load balancing weight for the server.
  4. Click Add.

Add a Real Server to a Rule Group

      To configure a Real Server to handle requests matching a content rule:

  1. From the BASIC > Services page, identify the Content Rule to which you want to add a Real Server.
  2. Click the Add Server option next to the rule. The Add Real Server window opens.
  3. Specify values for the following:
    • Server Name – Enter a name to identify this server.
    • Version – Select the Internet protocol version from the drop-down list.
    • IP Address – Enter the IP address of the server.
    • Port – Enter the port number of the server.
    • Backup server – Set to Yes if you want this server to be used when all other servers fail or are out of service.
    • Weight – Set the load balancing weight for the server.
  4. Click Add.

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