Balance One Core license 3-5


#1

Is anyone aware of the approximating cost of the 3-5 license of the balance core?

Thanks


#2

http://store.peplink.com/software-add-ons/others/wan-port-activation-license-for-balance-one-core.html


#3

Oh god, what a noob am I!!! :rolleyes:

Thanks!


#4

BTW, do you know what flexibility is achievable with this upgrade? For instance:

  • can you revert to 2 WAN + 8 LAN?
  • Any mixed combination such as 3 WAN + 7 LAN?

#5

Once the license is applied the 5 WAN ports are permanent and you will have a total of 5 LAN ports. Thanks.


#6

The Balance One supports failover, that is if one line fails, traffic is redirected automatically over the next available WAN. Correct?
If this is true, how does failover works over 5 WANs? In the same way?


#7

Balance routers have 7 load balancing algorithms for tuning your traffic.

Use these algorithms to configure a simple priority-based failover rule or use multiple rules to create complex traffic shaping: http://www.peplink.com/knowledgebase/understanding-configuring-outbound-traffic-rules/


#8

Thanks for helping :slight_smile:

I don’t understand how the Balance One will switch to other WAN if a disconnection occurs


#9

The Balance checks the status of each WAN using the settings of WAN > [Connection] > Health Check Settings. The default setting is a DNS check in which the Balance attempts to contact each connection’s DNS servers. If the Health Check fails for a connection, the Balance considers that (WAN) connection to be down. The default setting sees the Health Check performed every five seconds.

Once a (WAN) connection is down, the Balance will use the rules in Outbound Policy to determine which WAN connection(s) receive(s) traffic. If a rule is created using the Priority algorithm, the Balance will failover based on the order set in the rule: WAN1 to WAN4 to WAN2 to WAN3 or whatever order you set. You could create several rules that would allow a main WAN (say WAN 1) to failover evenly to three WAN connections (WAN 2, WAN 3 and WAN 4) using a Priority based rule followed by a Weighted Balance rule. It all comes down to how the Outbound rules are defined and ordered.

If you haven’t yet, check out the online demo: http://www.peplink.com/products/balance/live-demo/. You can play with the Outbound Policy rules, create your own and change the order to get a sense of how it works while reading through the two links I posted prior.


#10

Nice mate! Thanks for helping :slight_smile: