Product Documentation

Binding a Policy Globally

Nov 14, 2013
The following binding procedures are typical. However, refer to the documentation for the feature of interest to you for complete instructions.

To bind an Integrated Caching policy globally by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to bind an Integrated Caching policy and verify the configuration:
  • bind cache global <policy> -priority <positiveInteger> [-type REQ_OVERRIDE | REQ_DEFAULT | RES_OVERRIDE | RES_DEFAULT]
  • show cache global

    Example

     bind cache global _nonPostReq -priority 100 -type req_default 
     Done 
    > show cache global 
    1)      Global bindpoint: REQ_DEFAULT 
            Number of bound policies: 2 
     
    2)      Global bindpoint: RES_DEFAULT 
            Number of bound policies: 1 
     Done
    The type argument is optional to maintain backward compatibility. If you omit the type, the policy is bound to REQ_DEFAULT or RES_DEFAULT, depending on whether the policy rule is a response-time or a request-time expression.

To bind a Rewrite policy globally by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to bind a Rewrite policy and verify the configuration:
  • bind rewrite global <policyName> <priority> [-type REQ_OVERRIDE | REQ_DEFAULT | RES_OVERRIDE | RES_DEFAULT]
  • show rewrite global

    Example

    bind rewrite global pol_remove-pdf 100 
     Done 
    > show rewrite global 
    1)      Global bindpoint: REQ_DEFAULT 
            Number of bound policies: 1 
     
    2)      Global bindpoint: REQ_OVERRIDE 
            Number of bound policies: 1 
     
     Done
    The type argument is optional for globally bound policies, to maintain backward compatibility. If you omit the type, the policy is bound to REQ_DEFAULT or RES_DEFAULT, depending on whether the policy rule is a response-time or a request-time expression.

To bind a compression policy globally by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to bind a compression policy and verify the configuration:
  • bind cmp global <policyName> -priority <positiveInteger> [-type REQ_OVERRIDE | REQ_DEFAULT | RES_OVERRIDE | RES_DEFAULT]
  • show cmp global

    Example

    > bind cmp global cmp_pol_1 -priority 100 
     Done 
    > show cmp policy cmp_pol_1 
            Name: cmp_pol_1 
            Rule: HTTP.REQ.URL.SUFFIX.EQ("BMP") 
            Response Action: COMPRESS 
            Hits: 0 
     
            Policy is bound to following entities 
            1) GLOBAL REQ_DEFAULT 
            Priority: 100 
            GotoPriorityExpression: END 
     Done 
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To bind a Responder policy globally by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to bind a Responder policy and verify the configuration:
  • bind responder global <policyName> <priority> [-type OVERRIDE | DEFAULT ]
  • show responder global

    Example

     bind responder global pol404Error1 200 
     Done 
    > show responder global 
    1)      Global bindpoint: REQ_DEFAULT 
            Number of bound policies: 1 
     
     Done

To bind a DNS policy globally by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to bind a DNS policy and verify the configuration:
  • bind dns global <policyName> <priority>
  • show dns global

    Example

    > bind dns global pol_ddos_drop1 150 
     Done 
    > show dns global 
    Policy name : pol_ddos_drop 
            Priority : 100 
            Goto expression : END 
    Policy name : pol_ddos_drop1 
            Priority : 150 
     Done 
    >

To bind an Integrated Caching, Responder, Rewrite, or Compression policy globally by using the configuration utility

  1. In the navigation pane, click the name of the feature for which you want to bind the policy.
  2. In the details pane, click <Feature Name> policy manager.
  3. In the Policy Manager dialog box, select the bind point to which you want to bind the policy (for example, for Integrated Caching, Rewrite, or Compression, you could select Request and Default Global). The Responder does not differentiate between request-time and response-time policies.
  4. Click Insert Policy and, from the Policy Name pop-up menu, select the policy name. A priority is assigned automatically to the policy, but you can click the cell in the Priority column and drag it anywhere within the dialog box if you want the policy to be evaluated after other policies in this bank. The priority is automatically reset. Note that priority values within a policy bank must be unique.
  5. Click Apply Changes.
  6. Click Close. A message in the status bar indicates that the policy is bound successfully.

To bind a DNS policy globally by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > DNS > Policies.
  2. In the details pane, click Global Bindings.
  3. In the global bindings dialog box, click Insert Policy, and select the policy that you want to bind globally.
  4. Click in the Priority field and enter the priority level.
  5. Click OK. A message in the status bar indicates that the policy is bound successfully.