Configure the redirection mode

The redirection mode configures the method used by a virtual server to determine where to forward incoming traffic. The NetScaler appliance supports the following redirection modes:

  • IP-Based forwarding (the default)
  • MAC-Based forwarding

You can configure MAC-Based forwarding on networks that use direct server return (DSR) topology, link load balancing, or firewall load balancing. For more information on MAC-Based forwarding, see Configuring MAC-Based Forwarding.

To configure the redirection mode by using the CLI

At the command prompt, type:

set lb vserver <name> -m <RedirectionMode>


set lb vserver Vserver-LB-1 -m MAC


For a service that is bound to a virtual server on which -m MAC option is enabled, you must bind a non-user monitor.

To configure the redirection mode by using the GUI

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers.
  2. Open a virtual server and select the redirection mode.
Configure the redirection mode