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CCIE Practical Studies: Security (CCIE Self-Study) by Raymond Morrow, Andrew G. Mason, Dmitry Bokotey

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Configuring the MultiNode Load Balancing (MNLB) Forwarding Agent

The MultiNode Load Balancing (MNLB) Forwarding Agent is the Cisco IOS Software–based packet redirector component that is included in the MNLD Feature Set built for the LocalDirector, a product that is used for load balancing.

The Forwarding Agent discovers the destination of a connection request and forwards its packets between the client and the chosen destination. This received request is forwarded to the MNLB services manager, the LocalDirector-based component of the MNLD Feature Set for LocalDirector. The services manager makes a decision on load balancing and informs the Forwarding Agent of the optimal destination. Upon the specification of the destination, the session data ...

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