Data collected by Discovery on load balancers

Discovery can collect data about network routers, switches, and applications.

Discovery supports data collection from the following applications and hardware:
  • A10
  • Apache mod_jk and Apache mod_proxy
  • Big-IP F5 Traffic Manager
  • Cisco
  • Citrix NetScaler
  • HAProxy
  • Alteon
  • ACE
  • Radware
Important: Discovery treats hardware load balancers as network devices and attempts to discover them primarily using SNMP. If a load balancer in your system, running on a Linux host, has SNMP and SSH ports open, Discovery might classify it based on the SSH port. This classification has priority over SNMP. To ensure that Discovery properly classifies your hardware load balancers, create a Discovery behavior for load balancers that includes SNMP but not SSH. Software load balancers are treated as applications.

Load balancer patterns

Starting with the Jakarta release, Discovery uses out-of-box patterns to find some types load balancers for new instances (see table). These patterns perform the discovery for both new Jakarta instances and for upgrades.
Load balancer Pattern names and description CI table populated For more information
A10 A10 LoadBalancer A10 Load Balancer [cmdb_ci_lb_a10] Load Balancer: A10
ACE ACE Load Balancer ACE [cmdb_ci_lb_ace]
Alteon Alteon Load Balancer Alteon [cmdb_ci_lb_alteon]

F5 - HD, F5 Load Balancer

F5 BIG-IPs [cmdb_ci_lb_bigip] Load balancer: F5 BIG-IP
NetScaler Netscaler Load Balancer Citrix NetScalers [cmdb_ci_lb_netscaler] Load balancer: Citrix Netscaler
Radware - AppDirector AppDirector Load Balancer Radware Load Balancer [cmdb_ci_lb_radware]

Verify that the correct pattern is specified in the horizontal pattern probe on the classifier. See Add the Horizontal Pattern probe to a classifier for instructions.