This MIB module defines objects for network and system
information of Global Server Load Balancer(GSLB) as a
network device. A GSLB device is used to allocate the
least-loaded and proximate resource to the requester.
The MIB objects define information about GLSB status,
GSLB's peers (other GSLB devices available on its
network with which it interacts) information & status,
GSLB's proximity information related statistics, etc.
Further it defines related notifications.
Acronyms and their description:
DNS : Domain Name Service (RFC1035).
D-proxy : Local DNS name server of the client.
Proximity : Refers to the distance or delay, in terms
of network topology and not geographic
distance, between the requesting client's
D-proxy and the resources corresponding
to that request.
Proximity : To respond to DNS requests with the most
probing proximate answers, the GSLB device
communicates with a probing device located
in each proximity zone to gather round-trip
time (RTT) metric information measured
between the requesting client's D-proxy
and the zone. The GSLB device then directs
client requests to an available resource
with the lowest RTT value.
Probed : This is the device to which the GSLB device
device sends a proximity probe. This is done to
learn the proximity of the device.
DRP : Director Response Protocol (DRP) is a
simple User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
based application developed by
Cisco Systems, Inc. DRP enables
Cisco Distributed-Director product to
perform global load distribution and
content routing in a sophisticated manner
that accounts for server availability,
relative client-to-server topological
proximities, and client-to-server link
latency to determine the best server.
Using routing table intelligence in the
network infrastructure, Distributed-Director
transparently redirects end-user service
requests to the closest server, as
determined by client-to-server topological
proximity or client-to-server link latency,
resulting in increased access performance
seen by the end user.
Region : Higher-level geographical groupings that
may contain one or more locations. Each
location should be assigned to a region.
Location : Grouping for devices with common
geographical attributes. A location is
assigned to a region.
A location is also assigned to a zone,
which is used for proximity probing.
Zone : A network can be logically partioned into
zones based on the arrangement of devices
and network partion characteristics.
A zone can be geographically related to
data centers in a continent, a country,
or a major city. All devices, such as web
servers in a data center, that are located
in the same zone have the same proximity
value when communicating with other areas
of the Internet. Within each zone, there
is an active probing device that is
configured to accept probing instructions
from any GSLB device. Probing here refers
to the process of measuring RTT from one
probing device to a requesting D-proxy.