Static Load Balancing Implemented with Filters
Learn about the concept of static load balancing and how to create them using filters!
The purpose of load balancing in a network traffic monitoring context is to distribute traffic evenly among a number of monitoring tools in order to process more traffic than a single tool can support. Static load balancing refers to load balancing algorithms that distributes the traffic based strictly on a fixed set of rules relating to characteristics of the input traffic. It does not feed back information about which tools are receiving more or less traffic in order to ensure that the balance is even. Static load balancing algorithms—the specific packet characteristics used to distribute the traffic—are chosen to generate a random distribution of flows in order to produce a balance that is even on average.