Chapter 12 Quality of Service (QoS) 12.1 Overview This chapter introduces how to setup the QoS (Quality of Service) function on the FortiBalancer appliance. We setup the QoS functionality to provide administrators with the control over network bandwidth and allow them to manage the network from the business perspective, rather than the technical perspective. 12.2 […]
Chapter 11 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 11.1 Overview Now that the basic SLB and Caching are setup on the FortiBalancer appliance, we can set up the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) acceleration functionality to provide secure transactions with your clients. The SSL Accelerator works by decrypting the secure traffic and passing the unencrypted traffic to the […]
Chapter 10 HTTP Compression 10.1 Overview The FortiBalancer appliance supports in-line compression of HTTP objects. By employing this licensed feature, administrators may maximize throughput to the desired site while end-users will experience quicker download speeds. This chapter describes the configuration of HTTP Compression capabilities which are part of the FortiBalancer platform. Configuration of HTTP Compression […]
Chapter 9 DNS Cache 9.1 Overview The DNS SLB mechanism used by FortiBalancer appliance supports DNS cache feature. Upon receiving any type “A” or “AAAA” DNS responses, which are mapping of host names to IP addresses, FortiBalancer will save them in SLB DNS cache. Then, when the FortiBalancer appliance receives any DNS requests for the […]
Chapter 8 HTTP Content Rewrite 8.1 Overview The HTTP Content Rewrite feature allows end users to visit the HTTP contents on the Web servers behind the FortiBalancer appliance. This feature aims to reduce network latency and improve user experience. This chapter will cover the theories and configurations of the HTTP Content Rewrite feature.
Chapter 7 Reverse Proxy Cache 7.1 Overview This chapter will cover the concepts and strategies of using the Reverse Proxy Cache to better enhance the overall speed and performance of your Web servers. Using the cache function will improve website performance and throughput, and will also reduce server load by caching heavily requested data in […]
Chapter 6 Server Load Balancing (SLB) 6.1 Overview SLB (Server Load Balancing) allows you to distribute load and traffic to specific groups of servers or to a specific server. The FortiBalancer appliance supports server load balancing in Layers 2-7 of the OSI network model. Layer 2 SLB is based on network interfaces. Layer 3 SLB […]
Chapter 5 High Availability (HA) 5.1 Overview As the network applications develop, customers have higher and higher requirements for the reliability of the network and network appliances. During network planning and design, to improve the reliability of the network, some critical network appliances must have redundancy protection mechanisms. The Clustering function mentioned in the “Clustering” […]