Host-level policies for global server load balancing

CAFC
  • US 7,840,678 B2
  • Filed: 07/20/2009
  • Issued: 11/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/06/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • storing, in a load balance switch, a first load balancing policy associated with a first domain and a second load balancing policy associated with a second domain different from the first domain, wherein said first load balancing policy specifies an order in which a first plurality of metrics of said first load balancing policy are to be applied; and

    load balancing traffic, by said load balance switch, to network addresses associated with the first and second domains, using corresponding said first and second load balancing policies that are respectively associated to the first and second domains, wherein said first load balancing policy is used by the load balancing switch to rank addresses associated with said first domain and said second load balancing policy is used by the load balancing switch to rank addresses associated with said second domain.

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