Cluster Status and Management

The cluster status and management control panel view is available in the tools section of your account summary view .

This view allows you to check the current status of your cluster as well as enable and disable different components.

There are two different sections in the cluster view:

  • Cluster servers: here you see the list of servers in your cluster, including those not load balanced but in the same vLAN (i.e. a database server).
  • Cluster services: here you can choose which service you want to see in detail. The service is identified by the protocol, public IP and port used by the service (i.e. http 77.73.1.45:80).

Available Actions

If there are no pending actions in a server, service or real service, any of these items can be disabled or enabled, changing the behaviour of the cluster.

When a disable or enable action is executed, the required operations in the cluster are scheduled and may need a few seconds to be performed. The control panel view will reload automatically every 60 seconds until the pending actions are finished.

Depending on the item, the disable has different consequences:

  • Disabling a server: this action affects only this cluster, and not other clusters the disabled server could be in. Disabling a server means that it will not be considered by the load balancer director in the different services.
  • Disabling a service: the service will stop working completely.
  • Disabling a real service: the real service will be ignored by the load balancer director in the related service.

Disabling items in a cluster is necessary for maintenance and can affect the services provided by the cluster.

Last updated 11 February 2016, 10:15 GMT