By selecting the Customize option on the General tab, you can customize the NSX load balancer component to specify settings such as the number of concurrent connections that a single pool member can recognize and the maximum number of concurrent connections that the virtual server can process.

Procedure

  1. Enter a value in the Connection limit text box to specify the maximum concurrent connections in NSX that the virtual server can process.

    This setting considers the number of all member connections.

    Enter a value of 0 to specify no limit.

  2. Enter a value in the Connection rate limit text box to specify the maximum number of incoming connection requests in NSX that can be accepted per second.

    This setting considers the number of all member connections.

    Enter a value of 0 to specify no limit.

  3. (Optional) : Select the Enable acceleration check box to specify that each virtual IP (VIP) uses the faster L4 load balancer rather than the L7 load balancer.
  4. (Optional) : Select the Transparent check box to allow the load balancer pool members to view the IP address of the machines that are calling the load balancer.

    If not selected, the members of the load balancer pool view the traffic source IP address as a load balancer internal IP address.

  5. Enter a value in the Max connections text box to specify the maximum number of concurrent connections that a single pool member can recognize.

    If the number of incoming requests is higher than this value, requests are queued and then processed in the order in which they are received as connections are released.

    Enter a value of 0 to specify no maximum value.

  6. Enter a value in the Min connections text box to specify the minimum number of concurrent connections that a single pool member must always accept.

    Enter a value of 0 to specify no minimum value.

  7. Click OK to complete the virtual server definition.
  8. To specify logging options, see Define Load Balancer Logging Options, otherwise click Save or Finish.