Network Services Weight


#1

If I point a network service such as inbound http to 2 servers and give them the same weight, how will it determine which server to go to for http.

Does it “load balance”?


#2

Hi Marc,

Yes it does and given equal weight half of the inbound request will be forwarded each server.

Thanks,

Kurt

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#3

Does that mean that a higher weight gets proportionally more traffic, e.g., forwarding to 2 HTTP servers in the Service, an HTTP server given a weight of 8 will get twice the number of packets as an HTTP server with a weight of 4?


#4

Spot-on you are! A higher weight does mean proportionally more traffic