Global load balancer configuration parameters include overall enablement, selection of the layer 4 or layer 7 engine, and specification of the types of events to log.

Procedure

  1. Launch Edge Gateway Services by completing the following steps.
    1. Click Network > Edge Gateway.
    2. Select the edge gateway to edit, and click Configure Services.

      The tenant portal opens Edge Gateway Services.

  2. Navigate to Load Balancer > Global Configuration.
  3. Select the options you want to enable:

    Option

    Description

    Status

    Click the Enabled icon to enable the load balancer.

    Click the Acceleration Enabled icon to configure the load balancer to use the faster L4 engine rather than L7 engine. The L4 TCP VIP is processed before the edge gateway firewall so no Allow firewall rule is required.

    Note:

    L7 VIPs for HTTP and HTTPS are processed after the firewall, so when Acceleration Enabled is not selected, an edge gateway firewall rule must exist to allow access to the L7 VIP for those protocols. When Acceleration Enabled is selected and the server pool is in non-transparent mode, an SNAT rule is added, so you must ensure that the firewall is enabled on the edge gateway.

    Enable Logging

    Click the Enabled icon to enable the edge gateway load balancer to collect traffic logs..

    Log Level

    Choose the severity of events to be logged.

  4. Click Save changes.

    The save operation can take a minute to complete.

What to do next

Configure application profiles for the load balancer. See Create an Application Profile.