Load Balancing Overview

For each server in a domain, you configure a peak load setting. The peak load value represents the maximum number of concurrently active sessions that will be allocated to the server via the domain. The peak load value must be less than or equal to the server's global Maximum concurrent sessions count.

When a request for a session from a domain is received, the domain server evaluates the active session counts of all servers in the domain. From this count, each server is assigned a "percent loaded" figure that is computed by dividing the number of active sessions by the peak load. For example, if a server's peak load is 50 and the number of active sessions is 30, the server is said to be 60% loaded. The server with the lowest percent loaded figure will be given the request for the session.