Product Documentation

Setting a Limit on the Bandwidth Usage by Clients

Nov 11, 2013

In some cases, servers may have limited bandwidth to handle client requests and may become overloaded. To prevent overloading a server, you can specify a maximum limit on the bandwidth processed by the server. The NetScaler appliance forwards requests to a load balanced server only until this limit is reached.

To set a maximum bandwidth limit on a service by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

set service <name> -maxBandwidth <Value>

Example

set service Service-HTTP-1 -maxBandwidth 100

To set a maximum bandwidth limit on a service 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 Bandwidth.