I’ve been tasked to find a load balancing, fail-over, aggregating device for my employer. I’m rather new to this level of network sophistication. We have 10 Viasat connections (34D/4U; bridge-mode; DHCP “persistent IP address”; public-IP) due to the location of our facility; fiber should be coming in three months.
I have been looking at the BL-135 device, as it can handle the number of connections at our facility. However, I do have some questions on functionality, and expected behavior due to my own knowledge-gaps.
I’ve attached an over-simplified diagram of our setup, in case my description is unclear. My main hypothetical scenario: The “Remote video access client” wants to review video from our NVR; they would need one of the X public facing IP addresses from the Viasat connections, where X is the number of links setup with proper port-forwarding. For the hypothetical, lets assume X is links 0-3. The “Remote video access client,” connects link-0 to review video; while in session link-0 drops, would the remote user see their connection to our NVR drop, or would the BL-135 perform magic and keep the session alive? I’m guessing the session would be dropped, but the remote user could reconnect using another IP address in links1-3.
Thank you for your time and helping me understand expected behaviors.