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VMware NSX Network Essentials by Sreejith.C

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Setting up a load balancer

We will perform the following steps in the same order to set up and test a load balancer.

  • Set global option for the load balancer
  • Create an application profile
  • Create a service monitor to define health check performance
  • Create a server pool
  • Test the load balancer

Setting global options

The procedure for setting global options for the load balancer is as follows:

  1. Log in to the vSphere web client.
  2. Click Networking & Security and then click NSX Edges.
  3. Double-click an NSX Edge.
  4. Click Manage and then click the Load Balancer tab.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. Select the check boxes next to the options you want to enable:
    • Enable Load balancer: Allows the NSX Edge load balancer to distribute traffic to internal servers for load balancing
    • Enable Service Insertion ...

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