Configuring the GSS Search Order - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 24.1

Global Server Selector Administration Guide

Locale
English
Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Version
24.1
You can configure the order in which regions are searched for answers by using a configured Shared Search Order.
Note: You must configure a Shared Search Order before configuring the search order of an answer. For more information, refer to Configuring the Shared Search Order.


To configure the search order:
  1. On the Traffic Steering page, select the Search Order tab.
  2. Click Configuration.
  3. Under Search Order Configuration, select the search order in which answers are provided.
  4. Click + to add a search order.
  5. Click Save to save the setting.
Note: If you selected multiple shared search order configurations, the Search Order page displays a graph that merges the search order configurations.

If there are overlapping links with different cost values, the lowest cost value is displayed. If there are overlapping links with conflicting Enable Link values, the graph displays the link value using OR logic, indicating that a link is connected if one value is enabled and one value is disabled.

Verifying the Search Order Answers

From the Search Order graph, you can check the status of each node followed by Health-Check Regions. By default, the following colors indicate the following status:
  • Grey Node: The node has not been configured with an answer.
  • Red Node: The node has been configured with an answer but the answer is unavailable.
  • Green Node: The node has been configured with an answer and the answer is available.


To check the client region:
  1. On the Traffic Steering page, select the Search Order tab.
  2. In the top-right corner, select the Health-Check Region.
  3. Hover over the node that you would like to check. The pop-up window appears with the following information:
    • Name: The name of the node.
    • Client Region: Information about the selected health-check region that the node is managed by. If the node is not managed by the selected health-check region, no information is displayed.
    • Status: The status of the node. The status can be one of the following:
      • NO_ANSWER: The node has not been configured with an answer.
      • DOWN: The node has been configured with an answer but the answer is unavailable.
      • UP: The node has been configured with an answer and the answer is available.
    • Available IP Address (FQDN): Displays all UP IP addresses of the node. If the Status is DOWN or NO_ANSWER, no information is displayed.
    • Update RPZ Client: If the node is a client region, it displays the updated IP addresses to a specific regional zone. If the node is not a client region, no information is displayed.
    • Closest Region: Displays the closest region updated. If the node is not a client region, no information is displayed.
    • Shortest Distance: The cost of the traversal path. If the node is not a client region, no information is displayed.
    • Shortest Path: The path to the closest region to be updated. If the node is not a client region, no information is displayed.