Set a limit on the bandwidth usage by clients

In some cases, servers may have limited bandwidth to handle client requests and may become overloaded. To prevent overloading a server, you can specify a maximum limit on the bandwidth, in Kbps, processed by the server. The NetScaler appliance forwards requests to a load balanced server only until this limit is reached.

To set a maximum bandwidth limit on a service by using the CLI

At the command prompt, type:

set service <name> -maxBandwidth <Value>

Example:

set service Service-HTTP-1 -maxBandwidth 100

To set a maximum bandwidth limit on a service by using the GUI

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

Set a limit on the bandwidth usage by clients