You can set the
client keep-alive parameter to configure an HTTP or SSL service to keep a
client connection to a Web site open across multiple client requests. If client
keep-alive is enabled, even when the load balanced Web server closes a
connection, the NetScaler appliance keeps the connection between the client and
itself open. This setting allows services to serve multiple client requests on
a single client connection.
If you do not
enable this setting, the client will open a new connection for every request
that it sends to the Web site. The client keep-alive setting saves the packet
round trip time required to establish and close connections. This setting also
reduces the time to complete each transaction. Client keep-alive can be enabled
only on HTTP or SSL service types.
set at the service level takes precedence over the global client keep-alive
For more information about client keep-alive, see