Cisco Application :: ACE 4710 - Configuring Backend Server Monitoring?
Apr 6, 2013
Currently running an ACE 4710, which is handling all of our inbound SSL connections and then forwarding requests thru to backend web servers. This all works fine.
My question is this..Right now we are not load balancing any of the backen web servers. But I now have a requirement that should a web server crash or become unavailable I need to redirect that backend connection to another web server.
Scenario is more like I have 2 web servers both serving same content, but I want one server to take all the connections unless it fails, at that point have all the connections forwarded to 2nd server.Is there a way to setup the load balancing where the 1st server gets all the connections until a failure happens ?
I recently installed a Cisco ACE 4710 version A4(2.0) into our test network. Load balancing across a number of web servers appears to be working ok and serving pages to users. However, when i tried to check the real time stats via device manager (Monitor> virtual contexts> context > Real servers) a number of fields specifically "current connections", "total conns", "failed conns" etc were showing N/A. Do I need to enable this somehow i.e. polling, if so how?
I have been given a task to create 2 checks using snmp for nagios. I am googling left right and center to maybe try and find the appropriate OID's that i can pass to this nagios check for both ssl throughput as well as compression throughput.
We are deploying a Microsoft Exchange 2010 server environment, which will have a ACE 4710 front end. What we are finding is that if a server goes down, a client will need to re-authenticate to a new server. The server team has informed me that if they use Microsoft SLB this does not happen. They have also mentioned that we are getting basic authentication, rather than NTLM. As a result I have read several posts/articles which mention forcing NTLM on the ACE, but none go into real detail.
A couple of official Cisco documents point to having the Exchange Server, and Client both set to use NTLM. So on the server you do not need to select MAPI encryption. I am told this is not an option here, because a multitude of clients are supported, from Outlook 2003, through to 2010.
So for example rserver1 and rserver2 are put in serverfarm production1 and are in use with particular sticky and load balancing settings.
Can I then create serverfarm test_production and put both rserver1 and rserver2 in it? Then play around with the sticky and load balancing settings as a test without affecting the production serverfarm.
If we use an ACE4710 to load balance two real servers, obviously it will use health checks to determine if a server is down.When it detects a server is down, it will not send it any more traffic.But can we also have it take any other action? For example maybe email an admin, or send an SNMP trap? Or better yet, can we use a custom TCL script to do other things, like launch some custom activities?
I have a Cisco ACE 4710 A5(1.2). Scenario: Inbound call from PSTN to SIP Phone. Call comes into the VIP and then load balances to sip server, the server then routes the call out via WAN to the SIP phone as below:
Note: Router is Cisco 3925 with "ip nat service sip udp port 5060" and Port 5060 mapped to the VIP of the ACE.If I put the sip server directly behind the router it works fine. From behind the ACE:
If I turn on sip inspect on the VIP the call setup (INVITE) and termination (BYE) work fine but the audio loops on the PSTN side from the mic to the speaker.If I turn OFF sip inspect then the audio is fine and mapped correctly but the call terminaton (SIP BYE) hits the VIP from the PSTN but never reaches the sip server.For ease and dianostics, I have turned off all sip servers except one meaning the load-balancer has only one server to choose from.SIP Call_id sticky is setup and seems to work, though irrelevent with one server only on test.How do I get the ACE to accept 'server initiated traffic' with sip inspect so it knows about the pending BYE when it comes back from the IP phone via the VIP?Config below, image attached. Bridged mode (also get the same result in routed mode)
access-list everyone line 8 extended permit ip any anyaccess-list everyone line 16 extended permit icmp any any probe sip udp 1 description SIP Health Monitor interval 30 expect status 200 200 rserver host server1 description Production SIP Server ip address 10.44.56.172 conn-limit max 980 min 980 probe 1 inservice serverfarm host sip failaction purge probe 1 rserver server1 inservice
configure Cisco Ace 4710 ?Note :- Just a testing face I need to access my one server(192.168.1.11 : 80) through VIP :- 10.13.77.10 , I have only one Cisco Router 2800 and One L2 Cisco Switch 2960 and Cisco Ace 4710 . So I already configured 2 Different VLANS in Switch (Vlan 10 & Vlan 100) and by router I given the ip address of that Vlans with Inter Routing Vlan. My Connectivity is like this :-- Router Ethernet 0/0 --- 10.13.77.1/24 with vlan 10) & Router Ethernet 0/1 ---- 192.168.1.1/24 with vlan 100 ) connected with switch after that I configured ACE LB and connect the ACE interface with switch Like that ---- Connect to ACE Interface 2/3 vlan10 with switch vlan10(Ethernet port 2-12) and Connect to ACE Interface 3/3 vlan100 with switch vlan100(Ethernet port 13-24) .Testing to access server from Switch Vlan10 to Vlan 100 where my server is there.
ACE> client side Vlan10 (10.13.77.4/24) , VIP :- 10.13.77.10, SM-- 255.255.255.255 ACE> server side Vlan100 (192.168.1.5/24), Web server -- 192.168.1.11 with 80 port ACE> Managment Vlan 1000 (172.16.6.5/24) , ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.13.77.1
I already Configured in Routed mode but From Vlan10 ip subnet example like 10.13.77.12(Client or User PC) tried to access server 192.168.1.11 with VIP http://10.13.77.10 but not responding , if i access server with real IP then accessible (why boz there is inter vlan routing)?
Access Server through VIP (ACE 4710) but very slow
Accessing the server very slow.., check my real configuration... this configuration is for application server and after this i have to configure more serverfarm for different server like webmail etc. in this ACE 4710. I have only one ACE 4710 .
ACE Version A4(2.0) = is there supports Probe with this version? without probe server will work but very slow.
VIP :-- 172.16.15.8 LB/Admin# sh run Generating configuration....
We have two Cisco ACE 4710 and we want to install both of the devices in HA with load balancing mode.While i have done HA mode configuration between ACE 4710.But unable to configure load balancing configuration between them.i want to tell you connectivity between server,client & loadbalancer.Our Web servers are connected to VLAN 152 on the L3 (3750) switch.Which are alreday working in redundancy between other L3.And ACE 4710 it is also connected to vlan 150 which are connected to same L3 (3750) switches and users are also connected to vlan 6 on the same L3 itself.
We are using a sticky serverfarm with 2 real servers, one server was down for maintenance for an extended period of time. When it came inservice again it was not getting any connections. is it because all the connections had stuck to the other server ? we want sessions to be sticky but we also want to LB?I got it working by bouncing the server that had been online all the time. things started to LB then.BTW the ACE 4710 is running 4.2.1
I ma having issues trying to import a .PEM file into an ACE 4710. The original file was a PCKS12 file that was converted to a set of .PEM files as I have no access to any server to do a file transfer. This has worked in the past. the error I get is "Error: File not of recognized types - PEM, DER or PKCS12, import failed". I am not sure what is exactly failing. The cert was converted to a .PEM and the ACE imported that fine.
I've done a lot of ACE work over the years but this is the first time this has ever come up.
I have a request from an application group where I have 3 rserver in the server farm but they want all traffic to only go to the first server unless that server fails. If the first server fails, only then do they want traffic to go to the 2nd server instead and if that fails, then traffic goes to the 3rd.
I've read through the documentation but haven't figured out a way to do this. What to do this type of failover configuration?
I´m Trying to synchronize the clock with NTP server external, these ntp server only support NTP version 3.Can I change the NTP version in the ACE4710 Appliance to support the ntp server external?If is possible, How I can change it ?
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I want to configure my ACE so that if a probe fails, it fails over to the backup rserver, BUT it won't failback to the primary rserver until manual intervention is complete. The problem is we don't want an rserver to fail and failover to secondary, then failback to primary, repeat... (flip-flopping). I want to be able to have time to get on the server and find out what may have caused the probes to fail before it fails back.
Im trying to configure an ACE 4700 so that SSL termination is done on the ACE and HTTP reaches the weblogic server instance. I have a working setup of a Apache reverse proxy doing SSL offloading and using a weblogic module and that works fine Was reading [URL]. Any working config example for doing this with the ACE4700
Report run via Individual Web server URL’sThe report takes less than 20 minutes (average 15 minutes) to fetch and return the data. This is observed 9 out of 10 times.Report run via ACE Load Balanced URLThe report keeps on running for more than 20 minutes and never completes. The front end keeps showing report is running.The data in general when tested directly by running queries against the database (bypassing the platform) completes in 15-18 minutesThe network connectivity for each and every ports involved (Loadbalancer/Servers) have been throulgly checked.
How to confirm the PAT limit on the ACE-20s. I initially read it as 1 million (the NAT limit), however I have since read that for PAT, its 4 million as it uses the connection record information and not xlate.
I've always wondered why the xlate line under 'show resource usage' is zero. If PAT does use the connection record then this would explain why, however its confusing as when running a 'show xlate' command you do see all the current PAT entries.
I have installed anm 4.3 and is trying to setup monitoring my css11506. I have added the device and on the monitoring-setting-polling status, said the polling configuration is enabled, but the polling status time out.
The css11506 snmp configure as: snmp trap-type enterprise snmp cmmunity xxxxx read-only snmp name "anm v4.3" [code]...
We are currently running a ACE20 with 11 contexts. Recently we have seen that one of the contexts is being 'starved' of resources, especially Concurrent Connections, Bandwidth and Throughput.
Whilst we know how to address this situation by reallocating resources from less busy contexts, I was wondering if there was a more scientific way of looking at the resources being used and calculating the best way to allocate them across the ACE other than just looking at the 'show resource usage' and 'show resource allocated' commands?
Has Cisco or any other 3rd party developed a handy tool to monitor the the ACE resources which will possibly assist with calculating the optimum resource allocations across all contexts?
i'm looking for a recommendation for a setup guide including ft i've had a quick look a wiki and i can get basics but i'm not sure about if i need to setup additional contexts etc when i'm the only one using the appliance?
I have an issue with a customer that wants to update a server behind the ACE. The problem is that when the application wants to update the server it does it with the name.Doing some research I found that you can rewrite the record DNS based on the static NAT you set up on the ACE. The feature is called DNS inspection. Is the same feature as the ASA (DNS doctoring).I apply it to the outside interface and it did not work.