To use the Web Interface, follow the steps below:

Create an SE Group for each Active/Standby Pair of SEs

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Clouds.

  2. Select the cloud.

  3. Select Service Engine Group.

  4. Click Create Service Engine Group.

  5. Specify a name for the group.

  6. Select Legacy HA Active/Standby.

  7. If applicable, enter the floating IP address (optional). Configuration of floating IP address is not supported via UI in current release. You need to configure it using CLI via Network Service of the corresponding SE-Group. For more details, refer to Network Service configuration page.

  8. By default, NSX Advanced Load Balancer compacts all virtual services into one SE within the active/standby pair. To distribute active virtual services across the pair, within the Virtual Service Placement Policy section of the SE group editor, select Distribute Load option.

    Note:

    The second floating IP address may be specified. Assign virtual services on an individual basis to one or the other SE in the legacy pair by navigating to the Advanced tab in the virtual service editor.

    A second floating IP address may be configured using CLI via Network Service of the corresponding SE-Group. For more details, refer to floating_intf_ip_se_2 in Network Service configuration page.

  9. By default, virtual services that fail cannot migrate to the SE that replaces the failed SE. Instead, the load remains compacted on the failover SE. Choose Auto-redistribute Load option to make failback automatic.

  10. The Virtual Services per Service Engine field sets a maximum number of virtual services that may be placed. The legacy is non-elastic such that for any given virtual service, exactly one placement (onto the virtual service's active SE) will be performed.

  11. Finally, uncheck Health Monitoring on Standby SE(s) option so that it can be performed only by active SEs.

  12. Click on Save.

Add a Pair of SEs to the SE Group

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Clouds.

  2. Select the cloud.

  3. Select Service Engine.

  4. Click on edit icon next to one of the SEs.

  5. Select the SE group from the drop-down list.

Note:
  • If NSX Advanced Load Balancer is deployed in full access mode then, the other SE is added to the same group automatically .

  • If NSX Advanced Load Balancer is installed in no access mode then, select the second SE to add it to the group.

Placing a Virtual Service on the SE Group

After configuring the SE group for legacy HA, virtual services can be placed on the group. To place a virtual service on the SE group, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to Applications > Virtual Services.

  2. If creating a new virtual service, select Create > Advanced. Enter a name and the VIP address, then click Advanced.

  3. If editing an existing virtual service, click the edit icon in the row for the virtual service. Click Advanced.

  4. In the Other Settings section, select the SE group from the pull-down list.

  5. Click Save.