- Workload Balancing Basic Concepts
- Connecting to Workload Balancing
After importing the Workload Balancing virtual appliance and running the Workload Balancing Configuration wizard, you must connect the pool you want monitored to Workload Balancing. To do so, use either the Connect to WLB Server dialog box in XenCenter or the xe commands.
To complete the XenCenter procedure that follows, you need the:
If you want to specify the Workload Balancing virtual appliance's FQDN when connecting to the Workload Balancing server (that is, in the Connect to WLB Server dialog), you must first manually add its host name to your DNS. If you want to configure Trusted Authority certificates, Citrix recommends specifying either an FQDN or an IP address that does not expire.
When you first connect to Workload Balancing, it uses the default thresholds and settings for balancing workloads. Automatic features, such as Automated Optimization Mode, Power Management, and Automation, are disabled by default.
By default, XenServer connects to Workload Balancing (specifically the Web Service Host service) on port 8012. If you changed the port number during Workload Balancing Configuration, you must enter that port number in the Port box.