Product Documentation

Setting a Limit on the Number of Client Connections

Aug 31, 2016

You can specify a maximum number of client connections that each load balanced server can handle. The NetScaler appliance then opens client connections to a server only until this limit is reached. When the load balanced server reaches its limit, monitor probes are skipped, and the server is not used for load balancing until it has finished processing existing connections and frees up capacity.

For more information on the Maximum Client setting, see "Load Balancing Domain-Name Based Services."

Note: Connections that are in the process of closing are not considered for this limit.

To set a limit to the number of client connections by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

set service <name> -maxclient <Value>

Example

set service Service-HTTP-1 -maxClient 1000

To set a limit to the number of client connections by using the configuration utility

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