Supported connection balancing methods

The connection balancing policy determines how the DNS server handles client connections to the cluster.

You can specify one of the following balancing methods:

Round-robin
Selects the next available node on a rotating basis. This is the default method. Without a SmartConnect license for advanced settings, this is the only method available for load balancing.
Connection count
Determines the number of open TCP connections on each available node and selects the node with the fewest client connections.
Network throughput
Determines the average throughput on each available node and selects the node with the lowest network interface load.
CPU usage
Determines the average CPU utilization on each available node and selects the node with lightest processor usage.