Using a load balancer, you can balance traffic
from Traps agents across your ESM Servers. While load balancing
is supported with ESM Servers, the ESM Console must not be behind
a load balancer.
Set up your load balancer.
Configure the load balancer in sticky mode: When the agent
directs a request to a specific ESM Server, a load balancer configured
in this mode will send all subsequent requests to the same ESM Server.
See the instructions for your load balancer vendor.
Configure the ESM Servers for load balancing.
For each ESM Server for which you want to load balance
traffic, you must specify the IP address of the load balancer as
the primary internal IP address for the server instead of the auto-detected
IP address for the ESM server. The Traps agent builds the list of
addresses based on the addresses you configure for the ESM Server.
Select the row of the ESM Server.
The ESM Console displays the settings associated with the
the settings for the ESM
Override the auto-detected IP address of the ESM Server
to specify the FQDN of the load balancer as the primary
. If you are not using SSL for communication
to the load balancer, you must also specify the IP address of the
load balancer as the secondary
Select a server that is configured with the load balancer
address. Traps agents installed using this package will establish
connections through the load balancer instead of attempting to connect directly
to an ESM Server.