To define an IP address rebalance policy, you must have a license for SmartConnect Advanced, and the IP address allocation policy must be set to dynamic. Dynamic IP addresses allocation ensures that all of the IP addresses in the pool are assigned to available network interfaces.
You can set rebalancing to occur manually or automatically:
- Does not redistribute IP addresses until you manually start the rebalancing process.
- Upon rebalancing, IP addresses will be redistributed according to the connection balancing method specified by the IP address failover policy defined for the IP address pool.
- Automatically redistributes IP addresses according to the connection balancing method specified by the IP address failover policy defined for the IP address pool.
- Automatic rebalancing may also be triggered by changes to cluster nodes, network interfaces, or the configuration of the external network.
Rebalancing can disrupt client connections. Ensure the client workflow on the IP address pool is appropriate for automatic rebalancing.