Cisco Application :: ACE 4710 Cookie Based Stickiness
Jul 23, 2012
We have ACE 4710, It is configured with IP based stickiness and working fine for a web application server (BMC Remedy). We tried configuring cookie based stickiness for the same server. Server application is having JSESSIONID.But after configuring cookie based stickiness, there is an issue that the first page is coming for entering login credentials and after entering it the page is blank or not responding. What is the pre-requirement for configuring cookie based stickiness in ACE for BMC Remedy web application and which type of cookie based stickiness is suitable or possible?
i don't know why cu need this feature, he want stickiness based on source ip and source port. Does CSS 11500 support stickiness based on source IP and source port?or is there any other method to support stickness based on source ip and sourceport?
I have a requirement to load balance OWA 2010 inbound connectivity to 2 CAS servers using a ACE 4710 with sticky sessions enabled.
The CAS servers are currently responding on 80 or 443 at this moment in time. Eventually I want to off load the SSL to the ACE 4710, its currently running on the CAS servers. I need to enable sticky sessions to keep the session to the same CAS server for each internet based connection. I also have a proxy enabled for inbound connectivity so I cannot use source IP.
Here is my configuration but it doesn’t seem to be working, i am currently testing with port 80 connections not SSL.
We are using a ACE 4710 with A3(2.6) software release.I had to change our sticky load balancing method for HTTPS to cookie based.However while connections appear to work if I look at the show sticky database table I can not see or confirm sticky entries for the cookie based connections.Here or config snippets to show the config
I was trying to implement stickiness based on cookie. Server inserts a cookie and sends it to the browser. I learned from app team that this cookie is changing dynamically during the session, so stickiness based on server’s cookie doesn’t work.
Now I want to investigate into possibility of ACE to insert a cookie. My question is: ACE feature of “cookie insert”: does it add additional cookie into http header without removing server cookies or it deletes the cookie(s) that server put into http header and replaces them with its own cookie?
I have 2 basic questions I am having doubts about it and would love to have some clarifications:
1) I configure in one ACE4710 (running 4.2.2) context a bridged interface and in another context the same interface, like here below : [code] Then I move to the Juniper context and I try to create an interface (either L-2 or L-3) but it doesn’t work: [code] So if I configure an interface as bridged in one Context, I cannot configure it in another context??
2) If I want to migrate in context Microsoft from One-armed to inline (L-2 bridged), can I migrate one service at the time ( I.e. the config i showed above for context Microsoft, would it work also for one-armed based???)
I have a requirement to select a farm based on source IP address. I tried creating a match all class-map that matches on the virtual-address and source address but I get this message.LB01/Admin(config-cmap)# match source-address x.x.x.75 255.255.255.255 Error: Only one match virtual-address is allowed in a match-all class-map and it cannot mix with any other match type To me this is the only place where it makes sense to set the source match criteria.
I am trying to configure ACE 4710 to load balance base on the URL, If it matches the specific URL ( /456/ ), the traffic will be sent to server farm 456 else the traffic will be sent to server farm 123.
I attached an image of the topology.
rserver host SRV01_123 ip address 192.168.1.101 inservice
I only have configured load balancing on apache with a very simple setup. I have to deploy 2 applications on my clients environment that run inside jboss. One of these applications needs session to be sticky to work properly. The other does not.
In apache I can configure is the sticky parameter is true or false, based on the url, like /appA/* is sticky and /appB/* is not sticky. Can I do that in a CSS 11503? My client insists that it is impossible. That the CSS is only ip based.
I copied the configuration below from the manual: owner arrowpoint # content ruleWapSticky
We are using an ACE20 module running version A2(3.2).I have a question regarding IP stickyness and the timeout parameter.I found this in the "Server load balancing configuration guide" (in a section entitled: "Configuring a Timeout for IP Address Stickiness"):
"The sticky timeout specifies the period of time that the ACE keeps (if possible) the IP address sticky information for a client connection in the sticky table after the latest client connection terminates. The ACE resets the sticky timer for a specific sticky-table entry each time that the module opens a new connection or receives a new HTTP GET on an existing connection that matches that entry."
The parts in bold seem to point to the fact that the timeout is an "inactivity timeout" as the counter is reset on every new connection.The next section in the documentation is entitled: "Enabling an IP Address Sticky Timeout to Override Active Connections" and says:
"By default, the ACE ages out a sticky table entry when the timeout for that entry expires and no active connections matching that entry exist. To specify that the ACE time out IP address sticky table entries even if active connections exist after the sticky timer expires, use the timeout activeconns command."
This seems to contradict the previous statement.So my question is: is the IP stickyness timeout an "inactivity timeout" or not?
We have a pair of CSS 11503 installed in our DC. Stickiness is configured for one of the application since long back and was working pretty fine till last couple of months. Since last two months, we observed that CSS is not distributing sessions the way it suppose to be. Mostly, it forwards the session to same server even though request is coming from different sources. Once we refresh the sessions manually, it starts working fine. We have to do this exercise manually every alternate day.
We are using an ACE engine module(ACE20-MOD-K9) provide loading balancing service for two WEB servers and configured cookie for stickness. Below is the current configuration and it seems working fine now.
The problem I was facing is before use parameter-map change the http header length to 8k the stickness doesn't really working properly. User complains that their working session constantly be kicked out and redirect them to login page. By tracing traffic from a client we found that sometime ACE fails or stop insert the configured cookie, after increase the header length ACE start getting work.
how does the header length setup effect ACE to insert a cookie? Will the cookie insert attmpt fail if the header is longer then the maximum length configured on ACE? [code]
I have an ACE20-MOD-K9 with version A2_3_6a, and i am having problems in cookie persistency. the setup contains 4 servers using round-robin algorithm and cookie persistency and that receive http traffic on port 9090. I have been receiving complains that the users are getting disconnected randomly while accessing the web application through ACE. Below is part of the config, when setting the timeout of the cookie to default or something equal to hours, the disconnection/complains gets worse.
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.
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.
With the current (A5) ACE 4710 lic setup, does the "X gigabit per second appliance throughput" that is licensed affect: -
A) Only "appliance" i.e. load balancing traffic, any other normal routed traffic is not included in the limit
B) Is it an overall throughput limit on the interfaces i.e. includes all traffic not only load balancing traffic but also normal routed traffic crossing the appliance
Looking at a scenario where the lic size I need for HTTP load balanacing would be one size if A) but would need to be much larger is B) to accomodate out of hours routed backup traffic crossing the ACE 4710
I've got a web app that the owners want to run over port 80, but also using SSL to secure private data in transit. The architecture is an ACE 4710 in SSL termination mode->Apache (port 2000)->Back-End app server.
I've got two VIPs set up already - one on port 443 and one on 2000 - both of which do the SSL termination quite nicely, but using the 3rd VIP set up on port 80, the connection steadfastly refuses to be HTTPS (i.e. doesn't show the padlock).
I've done all the set-up through the web interface so far, can this be done? If so, how?
I am currently running A3(2.6) and evaluate the possibility of upgrading to A4(2.1). The Instal & Upgrade Guide A4(2.0) mentions that A4(2.0) does not include all features of A4(1.1). Does this apply to A4(2.1)? The Release Notes mentions a list of features merged from A4(1.1) to A4(2.1) but does not clarify if there any features not merged.
we configued An ACE 4710 with SSL termination on Oracle Aplication Server 10g (10.1.2.0.2) ,so that SSL termination is done on the ACE and HTTP reaches the Oracle Aplication Server 10g (10.1.2.0.2) then we configure the ACE to enabled client authentication with Pkcs#11 smart card token certificate and this don succfully my problem need do this client certificate authentication for only the [URL] not for all SSL proxy service how can do that.
We have recently transitioned one of our Ecommerce products to a new data center, at which we now use a one-armed load balancing approach rather then the routed load balancing approach we used previously. This is casuing us some issues as we generally log the source IP address a user comes in on when he fills out an application. Now the logs only show the natted ip address recieved by the load balancer, which does us no good. Any way to log the source IP address when a new connection is created to a particular vip?
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 am new to the 4710 appliance.Apart from the 4 GE 'data' ports, there are 2 Ethernet 'management' ("console") ports. I find the description in the "quick start guide"somewhat confusing. URL, Is a first-time serial connection (at least to run the initial config. script) mandatory? Or can you obtain the same result via one of the 2 Ethernet management ports and using a default ip address (192.168.1.10 ? When running the initial config. script (only possible from the serially connected console i suppose), you have to select your management port. Why does the system in step 5 proposes you 4 ports, and not just 2? I suppose the intended port for management is one of the 2 management ports, not one of the 4 data ports?
I have a pair of ACE 4710s with 12 contexts sharing the load, running A4(2.1). esterday I upgraded one of them to A4(2.3) now I cannot telnet to the Admin context.Pings ok. I can telnet to other contexts on the box and everything seems to be working ok when i do a " sh telnet" comes back with
No Session Information is available sh telnet maxsessions telnet maxsessions 16
ACE# sh script code NORDICID_PROBE.Error: Called API is invalid or non-existant.Hardware is ACE-4710-K9 and software A3(2.7)The probe itself is functioning ok according to show probe detail.However show script script_name probe_name -counters all remain at zero for some reason. This wasn't the case on the previously use ACE software.To my recollection the command show script code has worked successfully before on the same ACE software. Not 100% sure though, but it definitely worked on the previous software we ran on the ACE.