Configure a load balancing method that does not include a policy

After you select a load balancing algorithm for your load balancing setup, you must configure the Citrix ADC appliance to use that algorithm. You can configure it by using the CLI or by using the configuration utility.


The token method is policy based and requires more configuration than is described here. To configure the token method, see Token method.

For some hash-based methods, you can mask an IP address to direct requests belonging to the same subnet to the same server. For more information, see Hashing methods.

To set the load balancing method by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

set lb vserver <name> -lbMethod <method>


set lb vserver Vserver-LB-1 -lbMethod LeastConnection

To set the load balancing method by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers, and open a virtual server.
  2. In Advanced Settings, click Method, and in the Load Balancing Method list, select a method.