Description

Traditionally, web servers listen on port 80. If a port other than 80 is used, it must be specified in the URL in browsers, which many consider to be "unsightly." Some application servers use a different port, such as 8080, either by default or for security purposes. This checklist will walk you through redirecting port 80 on the public IP address to any port on the internal Cloud server. This solution works for Windows and Linux.

Prerequisites:

  1. The check list assumes you already have a service listening on a port other than 80 on your Cloud server. A common example is Tomcat listening on 8080.

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, select the MCP 1.0 Data Center where the Network which contains the Server on which the Port redirection should take place:


  2. The Data Center Dashboard will be displayed. Select the Network which contains the Server on which the Port redirection should take place:


  3. The Network Dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Load Balancing / Virtual IPs tab. Click on the Actions button and select Add Server Farm:


  4. The Add Server Farm dialog will be displayed. Fill out the form with the appropriate information:

    • Name - Enter a Name for the Server Farm.
      • Note: The Server Farm Name can not contain the word "farm"
      • Note: The Name must be alphanumeric with the following exceptions permitted: '_' (underscore), '-' (dash). Cannot contain spaces.
    • Predictor - Select an apporiate Predictor Type
    • Probes - Select the Probe type
    • ServerName - Enter the Name of the Server 
    • Port - Select the Port. Note you can choose "Any" or select a specific port by clicking the radio button next to the port menu, then entering the specific port. 
    • Status - choose the status of the Server Farm
       
  5. Once the form has been filled out, click the Add Server Farm button:


  6. The system will display a success message:


  7. The Server Farm will be created and the UI will update to reflect the change:


  8. Click on the Actions button, and select Add VIP from the dropdown menu:


  9. The Add VIP dialog will be displayed. Fill out the form with the appropriate information:

    • Name - Enter a Name for the Server Farm.
      • Note: The Server Farm Name can not contain the word "farm"
      • Note: The Name must be alphanumeric with the following exceptions permitted: '_' (underscore), '-' (dash). Cannot contain spaces.
    • IP Address - Select the desired IP Address
    • Port - Select the appropriate Port
    • Protocol - Select the desired Protocol
    • Target - Select the Server Farm you created in the above steps from the Target menu
    • Status - Select the desired Status for the VIP
    • ICMP Reply - Select the ICMP reply
       
  10. Once the form has been filled out, click the Add VIP button:


  11. The system will display a success message:

     

  12. The VIP will be created and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:
     

    Note: If you marked the Real Servers as "In Service" and marked the VIP as "In Service", you can now test the port redirection. If either the Real Server or the VIP are "Out of Service", you will not be able to test this configuration. For more information on Real Servers, see What is a Real Server or Rserver