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
You can use the visualizer to view the following:
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. Next to the service container is a number that shows the number of services in the group. 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 service container display can help you troubleshoot your configuration if something is not functioning as you expect. More than one container for a particular virtual server is an indication that something is wrong with the configuration of that virtual server and its services. To correct the problem, you must first identify the container that has the desired configuration. You can do so by using the Service Attributes Diff feature, described below. After you identify the container, you right-click the container and click Apply Configuration.
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.
To view the number of requests received per second at a given point in time by the load balancing virtual server and the number of hits per second at a given point in time for rewrite, responder, and cache policies, click Show Stats. The statistical information is displayed on the respective nodes in the Visualizer. This information is not updated in real time and has to be refreshed manually. To refresh this information, click Refresh Stats.