Edupoint Synergy is a web-based solution that delivers Student Information System (SIS) features. Synergy is Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) compliant and SIF-certified. Synergy delivers features and compliance reporting capabilities through a flexible, customizable architecture that:
Supports data-driven decision making
Facilitates collaborative communications
Synergy tracks and manages all essential district and student data while streamlining all essential K-12 student information management processes.
The Kemp LoadMaster can be used to load balance the Edupoint Synergy workload. The LoadMaster offers advanced Layer 4 and Layer 7 server load balancing, content switching, SSL Acceleration and a multitude of other advanced Application Delivery and Optimization (ADC) features. The LoadMaster intelligently and efficiently distributes user traffic among application servers so that users get the best experience possible.
1.1 Document Purpose
The purpose of the document is to outline steps on how to configure the Kemp LoadMaster to load balance the Edupoint Synergy workload.
1.2 Intended Audience
This document is intended to be read by anyone who is interested in finding out how to load balance Edupoint Synergy using a Kemp LoadMaster.
1.3 Related Firmware Version
Published with LMOS version 220.127.116.11 LTS. This document has not required substantial changes since 18.104.22.168 LTS. However, the content is in sync with the latest LoadMaster LTS firmware.
2 Configuring the LoadMaster
Two Virtual Services are needed to load balance the Edupoint Synergy workload. This Virtual Services can be configured manually, or a template can be used to quickly and easily configure the Virtual Services with the recommended settings. Refer to the relevant section below to find out how to create the Virtual Services.
2.1 Manually Configure the Virtual Services
2.1.1 Create the Virtual Service
To manually configure the Virtual Services, follow the steps below in the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI):
1. In the main menu, select Virtual Services > Add New.
2. Enter a valid Virtual Address.
3. Enter 443 as the Port.
4. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example Edupoint Synergy HTTPS Offloaded.
5. Click Add this Virtual Service.
6. Configure the settings as recommended in the following table:
|Persistence Mode||Active Cookie||
|Click Set Cookie.|
|Advanced Properties||Add HTTP Headers||None||Click Add HTTP Redirector.|
7. Add any Real Servers as needed.
2.1.2 Modify the Redirector Virtual Service
When Add HTTP Redirector is clicked, a redirector Virtual Service is automatically created. To configure this Virtual Service, follow the steps below:
1. In the main menu, select Virtual Services > View/Modify Services.
2. Click Modify on the redirect Virtual Service.
3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example Edupoint Synergy HTTPS Offloaded HTTP Redirection.
4. Select None as the Persistence Mode.
2.1.3 Create the Virtual Services using a Template
Kemp has developed a template containing the recommended settings for Edupoint Synergy. This template can be installed on the LoadMaster and can be used when creating each the Virtual Services. Using a template automatically populates the settings in the Virtual Services. This is quicker and easier than manually configuring each Virtual Service. If needed, you can make changes to any of the Virtual Service settings after using the templates.
Released templates can be downloaded from the Kemp website: Templates.
For more information and steps on how to import and use templates, refer to the Virtual Services and Templates, Feature Description.
If you create another Virtual Service using the same template, ensure to change the Service Name to a unique name.
Unless otherwise specified, the following documents can be found at https://support.kemptechnologies.com.
Virtual Services and Templates, Feature Description
Web User Interface (WUI), Configuration Guide
Last Updated Date
This document was last updated on 22 March 2021.