Viewing Load Balancing using the Visualizer

The Visualizer is a tool you can use to view load balancing configuration in graphical format and to modify the configuration in the Citrix NetScaler.

You can use the visualizer to do the following:

  • View the services and service groups that are bound to a virtual server.
  • View the monitors that are bound to the services.
  • View policies that are bound to the virtual server.
  • View policies labels, if configured.
  • View configuration details of any displayed element.
  • View load balancing virtual server statistics.
  • View statistical information such as the number of requests received per
    second by the virtual server and the number of hits per second for rewrite,
    responder, and cache policies.
  • View a comparative list of all the parameters whose values either differ or
    are not defined across service containers.
  • Add, Modify, Remove resources in the load balancing configuration.

Modifying a Load Balancing Configuration Using the Visualizer

You can use the Visualizer to add and bind new objects, modify existing ones, and enable or disable objects. The tasks that you can perform using the Visualizer are, for the most part, the same tasks that you can perform using the configuration dialog boxes in other parts of the Load Balancing feature. The Visualizer treats groups of services in a somewhat unique manner. It displays services that have the same configuration details and monitor bindings as a single group known as a service container. Next to the service container is a number that shows the number of services in the group. A service container is set of similar services and service groups that are bound to a load balancing virtual server. The services in the container have the same properties, with the exception of the name, IP address, and port, and their monitor bindings should have the same weight and binding state. When you bind a new service to a virtual server, it is placed into an existing container if its configuration and monitor bindings match those of other services; otherwise, it is placed in its own container.

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