modify rule balance-type
The command modify rule balance-type sets the type of load balancing used by a rule.
This command does not enable load balancing. Refer to modify rule balance .
modify rule balance-type <"RuleName"|RID> <packet|conversation>
The case-sensitive name of the rule. If it contains a space character, the entire string must be enclosed in quotes.
The ID of the rule. The ID is a numeric value associated with the name. When referencing the rule, you may use either the name or the ID.
Packets are equally distributed to tool ports using a round-robin method. By dividing the packet volume equally, link utilization is decreased between tool ports and connected tools by a factor of how many tool ports are connected to the rule. Network conversations are severed by using this type, so ensure that any connected tools can operate effectively without intact conversations.
Packets with identical characteristics, such as an identical IP pair, are forwarded exclusively to one tool port. By keeping these packets together, an intact conversation is likely being forwarded. Other unique conversations might be forwarded to the same or different tool port, creating a balanced distribution of conversations to all tool ports connected to the rule. Load balancing of this type is useful when connected tools need to perform analysis on complete network conversations.
matrix_host(layout_name)# modify rule balance-type "Test Rule" packet Sets the rule "Test Rule" to use packet-based load balancing if load balancing is enabled.
matrix_host(layout_name)# modify rule balance-type "Test Rule" conversation Sets the rule "Test Rule" to use conversation-based load balancing if load balancing is enabled.