This MIB module defines Textual Conventions and OBJECT-IDENTITIES for use in documents defining management information base (MIBs) modules for managing CISCO-GSLB-SYSTEM-MIB, CISCO-GSLB-DNS-MIB and CISCO-GSLB-HEALTH-MON-MIB (These MIB modules are used for a Global Server Load Balancing device(GSLB)). Acronyms and their description: CRA : Content Routing Agent - software that provides information to a GSLB device for content routing decisions and handles content routing requests from the GSLB device. D-Proxy : It is a local name server of the client which has initiated a DNS query for a domain. VIP : Virtual IP Addresses - they are used by server load balancing devices to represent content hosted on one or more servers under their control. The use of VIPs is to route content to the proper requesting host without exposing the device's internal IP address. Keepalive : A keepalive is an interaction between GSLB device and another device using a commonly supported protocol. It is used to periodically check if a resource is still active. DNS race : It is a method of resolving the proximity of the CRAs from the D-Proxy. In this method the GSLB device sends a request to all the CRAs directing them to respond to the D-Proxy at at the same time. The first response received by the D-proxy is, by default, considered to be the most proximate.