Managing load balancers

A load balancer pool is a group of server network interfaces across which network traffic is load balanced. The server network interfaces must all be on the same network. A load balancer pool has a virtual IP Address (VIP). Network traffic is addressed to the load balancer VIP and forwarded to a server in the pool based on the load balancing algorithm used for the pool.

Cloud administrators can manage load balancer pools in the following ways:

  • Create or delete pools
  • Add or delete entries in a pool
  • Enable or disable entries in a pool

This topic contains the following sections:

Before you begin

The network container must have at least one load balancer pool.

To manage a load balancer and its pools from a network container

  1. Access the Manage Virtual Load Balancers dialog from the Resource Manager > Network > Network Containers workspace or from the accompanying Details pane for the selected container:
    1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Resources.
      1. Under Quick Links on the left, click Network Containers under the Network section to display the network containers.
      2. Select a network container that has a load balancer pool that you want to manage.
      3. Click the Manage Load Balancers icon .
    2. From the Details pane, select the network container with the load balancer pool entry or entries.
      1. Expand the Details pane.
      2. Under the Load Balancers label, select the load balancer pool from the Load Balancers table.
      3. Click the Manage Load Balancers icon .
  2. On the Manage Load Balancers dialog, select the load balancer pool to manage if it is not already displayed.
  3. Perform one of the following tasks:

To view the status of pending activities

In the Pending Activity table, you can select an activity and view its audit trail or check for detailed error information. You can also delete a listed activity.

To view the audit trail of a pending activity

Select the activity and click the Audit Trail icon to view the available auditing data.

To view detailed error information

Select the activity and click the Advanced Error Information icon to display Advanced Error Information dialog.

To delete a pending activity

Select the activity and click the Delete icon.

Related topics

You can also manage a load balancer pool from a service instance. See Managing load balancer pools by server.

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