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VMware vSphere Security Cookbook by Mike Greer

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Configuring the load-balancing service

Load balancers are common in High Availability scenarios, particularly those involving web and database transactions. The vShield Edge load-balancing service allows traffic to be spread across the available IP addresses, reducing the load on a single host and improving performance during heavy traffic periods. The supported protocols are HTTP, HTTPS, and TCP.

Getting ready

In order to proceed, we require access to vShield App through the vSphere Client plugin. The client can be run on any modern Windows desktop operating system or server operating system.

Note

The vShield vSphere Client plugin requires Adobe Flash, which is not supported on Linux operating systems at this time.

Ensure the vCenter account used ...

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