Global Load Balancing : Configuring data centers
Configuring data centers
The data center configuration sets key properties: Location and/or ISP and ISP province. These properties are used in the global load balancing algorithm that selects the FortiADC in closest proximity to the client.
Before you begin:
If you want to select a user-defined ISP address book, you must create it before creating the data center configuration.
You must have Read-Write permission for Global DNS Server settings.
After you have created a data center configuration object, you can specify it in the global load balance servers configuration.
To configure a data center:
1. Go to Global Load Balance > Global Object.
2. Click the Data Center tab.
3. Click Add to display the configuration editor.
4. Complete the configuration as described in Table 33.
5. Save the configuration.
Table 33: Data center configuration
Configuration name. Valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, and -. No spaces. You reference this name in the global load balance servers configuration.
Note: After you initially save the configuration, you cannot edit the name.
Select a location from the geolocation list.
Select an ISP address configuration object.
ISP Province
If an ISP address book contains addresses for multiple provinces, select a province to associate with the data center. The province setting is used in GLB deployments in China to enable location awareness that is province-specific. For example, a user can be directed to a data center in Beijing or Guangdong rather than simply China.
Optional description to help administrators know the purpose or usage of the configuration.