Pinned topic Load Balancer Group
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I was told this function could provide load balancing on the datapower device. For example on a few of our rules we send a request from an MPG to a WSP via "127.0.0.1:port#" And I was told if the device had multiple IPs, instead of 127 we could use the LoadBalancing group. Testing shows this does not appear to work, and a little research has lead me to believe that load balancing is for sending to servers, not balancing internal IP.
Updated on 2013-01-08T15:17:54Z at 2013-01-08T15:17:54Z by swlinn
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Re: Load Balancer Group2013-01-08T15:17:54ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I've had load balancers in the past that have worked to on box services (not for production, I was trying to emulate load balancing to a backend that was not available for testing). Are you sure that you have your LBG configured in your XML manager virtual groups property? If not, your LBG will not work.
I'm not sure what you use case is, but the only one I can think of to use a LBG with internal "backend" IPs, including 127.0.0.1, would be to simulate balancing backend traffic in a non production environment.