You can specify global load balancer configuration parameters.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Networking & Security and then click NSX Edges.
  3. Double-click an NSX Edge.
  4. Click Manage and then click the Load Balancer tab.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. Select the check boxes next to the options to enable.

    Option

    Description

    Enable Load Balancer

    Allows the NSX Edge load balancer to distribute traffic to internal servers for load balancing.

    Enable Acceleration

    When enabled globally, each virtual IP uses the faster L4 LB engine rather than L7 LB engine.

    The L4 TCP VIP is processed before the Edge Firewall so no Allow firewall rule is required. L7 HTTP/HTTPS VIPs are processed after the Edge Firewall.

    If Enable Acceleration is selected, an Edge Firewall rule must allow access to the L7 HTTP/HTTPS VIP.

    If the Enable Acceleration flag is selected with L4 TCP VIP, and the server pool is in non-transparent mode, an SNAT rule is added. Therefore, make sure that Firewall is enabled on NSX Edge.

    If the Enable Acceleration flag is deselected with L4 TCP VIP and the firewall is enable, then the Edge Firewall rule must allow access to the L7 HTTP/HTTPS VIP.

    Logging

    NSX Edge load balancer collects traffic logs.

    You can select the log level from the drop-down menu. The logs are exported to the configured syslog server. You can also use the show log follow command to list the load balancing logs.

    Debug and Info options log end-user requests. Warning, Error, and Critical options do not log end-users requests.

    Enable Service Insertion

    Allows the load balancer to work with third party vendor services.

    If you have a third party vendor load balancer service deployed in your environment, see Using a Partner Load Balancer.

  7. Click OK.