Load balancing visualizer

The Load Balancing Visualizer is a tool that you can use to view and modify the load balancing configuration in graphical format. Following is an example of the Visualizer display

Figure 1. Load Balancing Visualizer Display

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You can use the visualizer to view the following:

  • The services and service groups that are bound to a virtual server.
  • The monitors that are bound to each service.
  • The policies that are bound to the virtual server.
  • The policy labels, if configured.
  • Configuration details of any displayed element.

You can also use the Visualizer to add and bind new objects, modify existing ones, and enable or disable objects. Most configuration elements displayed in the Visualizer appear under the same names as in other parts of the configuration utility. However, unlike the rest of the configuration utility, the Visualizer groups services that have the same configuration details and monitor bindings into an entity called a service container.

A service container is set of similar services and service groups that are bound to a single load balancing virtual server. The services in the container have the same properties, with the exception of the name, IP address, and port, and their monitor bindings should have the same weight and binding state. When you bind a new service to a virtual server, it is placed into an existing container if its configuration and monitor bindings match those of other services; otherwise, it is placed in its own container.

The following procedures provide only basic steps for using the Visualizer. Because the Visualizer duplicates functionality in other areas of the Load Balancing feature, other methods of viewing or configuring all of the settings that can be configured in the Visualizer are provided throughout the Load Balancing documentation.

Note: The Visualizer requires a graphic interface, so it is available only through the configuration utility.

To view load balancing virtual server properties by using the Visualizer

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, select the virtual server that you want to view, and then click Visualizer.

To view configuration details for services, service groups, and monitors by using the Visualizer

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, select the virtual server that you want to view, and then click Visualizer.
  3. In the Load Balancing Visualizer dialog box, double-click the entity to view the configuration details of the entity that is bound to this virtual server, you can do the following:

To view configuration details for policies and policy labels by using the Visualizer in the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, select the virtual server that you want to view, and then click Visualizer.
  3. In the Load Balancing Visualizer dialog box, double-click policies entity to view policies that are bound to this virtual server.

To modify a resource in a load balancing configuration by using the Visualizer

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, select the virtual server that you want to configure, and then click Visualizer.
  3. In the Load Balancing Visualizer dialog box, on the Visualizer image, double-click the resource that you want to modify.

To add a load balancing configuration by using the Visualizer

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, select the virtual server that you want to configure, and then click Visualizer.
  3. In the Load Balancing Visualizer dialog box, click + to add the resource.