Virtual Service advertises itself by responding to ARP requests to receive traffic. However, this can be deactivated. This topic elaborates the steps to enable traffic using the CLI and the UI.

Traffic can be deactivated by using the no traffic_enabled command in the virtual service configuration. On configuring this command, the specific virtual service IP address stops responding to ARP requests.


The command no traffic_enabled is applicable only to VMware, VMware NSX, and Linux server cloud environments.

Configuring Traffic using the CLI

The configuration knob traffic_enabled is a virtual service property and is enabled by default.

The following are the CLI commands to enable and deactivate this feature for a virtual service vs1:

[admin:admin-ipv6-cntrlr]: > configure virtualservice vs1
[admin:admin-ipv6-cntrlr]: virtualservice> traffic_enabled
[admin:admin-ipv6-cntrlr]: virtualservice> save

Disabling traffic_enabled

[admin:admin-ipv6-cntrlr]: > configure virtualservice vs1
[admin:admin-ipv6-cntrlr]: virtualservice> no traffic_enabled
[admin:admin-ipv6-cntrlr]: virtualservice> save

Configuring Traffic using NSX Advanced Load Balancer UI

To enable traffic for a virtual service,

  1. Navigate to Application > Virtual Services.

  2. Click CREATE NEW Virtual Service > Advanced Setup .

  3. Select the required cloud and click Next.

  4. Click the check box for Traffic Enabled as shown below and complete the virtual service configuration.