Add an edge gateway internal or uplink interface as a virtual server. A virtual server has a public IP address and services all incoming client requests.

About this task

By default, the load balancer closes the server TCP connection after each client request.

Procedure

  1. Launch the tenant portal using the following steps.
    1. Log in to the vCloud Director Web console and navigate to the edge gateway.
    2. Right-click the name of the edge gateway and click Edge Gateway Services in the context menu.

      The tenant portal opens in a new browser tab and displays the Edge Gateway screen for that edge gateway.

  2. Click the Load Balancer tab and Virtual Servers.
  3. Click the + icon.

    The Add Virtual Server dialog appears.

  4. Configure the following options for the virtual server:

    Option

    Description

    Enable Virtual Server

    Click to enable the virtual server.

    Enable Acceleration

    Click to enable acceleration.

    Application Profile

    Choose an application profile to be associated with the virtual server.

    Name

    Type a name for the virtual server.

    Description

    Type a description for the virtual server.

    IP Address

    Type the IP address that the load balancer listens on.

    Protocol

    Select the protocol that the virtual server accepts. You must select the same protocol used by the selected Application Profile.

    Port

    Type the port number that the load balancer listens on.

    Default Pool

    Choose the server pool that the load balancer will use.

    Connection Limit

    (Optional) Type the maximum concurrent connections that the virtual server can process.

    Connection Rate Limit (CPS)

    (Optional) Type the maximum incoming new connection requests per second.

  5. (Optional) To associate application rules with the virtual server, click the Advanced tab and complete the following steps:
    1. Click the + icon.

      The application rules created for the load balancer appear. If necessary, add application rules for the load balancer. See Add an Application Rule.



  6. Click Keep to preserve your changes.

    The operation can take a minute to complete.

What to do next

Create an edge gateway firewall rule to permit traffic to the new virtual server (the destination IP address). See Add an Edge Gateway Firewall Rule Using the Tenant Portal.