Product Documentation

IP Routing

Sep 01, 2016

NetScaler appliances support both dynamic and static routing. Because simple routing is not the primary role of a NetScaler, the main objective of running dynamic routing protocols is to enable route health injection (RHI), so that an upstream router can choose the best among multiple routes to a topographically distributed virtual server.

Most NetScaler implementations use some static routes to reduce routing overhead. You can create backup static routes and monitor routes to enable automatic switchover in the event that a static route goes down. You can also assign weights to facilitate load balancing among static routes, create null routes to prevent routing loops, and configure IPv6 static routes. You can configure policy based routes (PBRs), for which routing decisions are based on criteria that you specify.