Product Documentation

Protecting Applications on Protected Servers Against Traffic Surges

Jun 08, 2015

The NetScaler provides the surge protection option to maintain the capacity of a server or cache. The NetScaler regulates the flow of client requests to servers and controls the number of clients that can simultaneously access the servers. The NetScaler blocks any surges passed to the server, thereby preventing overloading of the server.

For surge protection to function correctly, you must enable it globally. For more information about surge protection, see "Surge Protection."

To set surge protection on the service by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

set service <name> -sp <Value>

Example

set service Service-HTTP-1 -sp ON

To set surge protection on the service by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Services, and open a source.
  2. In Advanced Settings, select Traffic Settings, and select Surge Protection.