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Setting a Limit on Number of Requests Per Connection to the Server

Aug 29, 2013

The NetScaler appliance can be configured to reuse connections to improve performance. In some scenarios, however, load balanced Web servers may have issues when connections are reused for too many requests. For HTTP or SSL services, use the max request option to limit the number of requests sent through a single connection to a load balanced Web server.

Note: You can configure the max request option for HTTP or SSL services only.

To limit the number of client requests per connection by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

set service <ServiceName> -maxReq <Value>

Example

pre codeblock set service Service-HTTP-1 -maxReq 100

To limit the number of client requests per connection by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Services, and open a service.
  2. In Advanced Settings, select Thresholds & Timeouts, and select Maximum Requests.