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” […]
Chapter 4 Clustering 4.1 Overview The clustering function allows you to maintain high availability within a local site. With other options you can also distribute load across multiple boxes within a cluster. 4.2 Understanding Clustering The Clustering function allows two or more FortiBalancer appliances to be grouped together to form a logical device, which provides […]
Chapter 3 Link Aggregation 3.1 Overview This section describes link aggregation functionality of the network. Link Aggregation is also called trunking, which can greatly improve network performance and stability. 3.2 Understanding Link Aggregation Link Aggregation or trunking is a method of combining physical network links into a single logical link for increased bandwidth. With Link […]