This guide details the steps required to configure a load balanced Sage X3 Server environment using the Kemp LoadMaster.
The LoadMaster offers advanced Layer 4 and Layer 7 server load balancing, SSL Acceleration, and a multitude of other advanced Application Delivery and Optimization (ADC) features. The Kemp LoadMaster can load balance the Sage X3 servers. The LoadMaster intelligently and efficiently distributes user traffic among the application servers so that users get the best experience possible.
This document provides guidance and recommended settings on how to load balance Sage X3 servers with a Kemp LoadMaster. The Kemp Support Team is available to provide solutions for scenarios not explicitly defined.
Kemp has developed a template containing our recommended settings for this workload. You can install this template to help create Virtual Services (VSs) because it automatically populates the settings. You can use the template to easily create the required VSs with the recommended settings. For some workloads, additional manual steps may be required such as assigning a certificate or applying port following, these steps are covered in the document, if needed.
You can remove templates after use and this will not affect deployed services. If needed, you can make changes to any of the VS settings after using the template.
Download released templates from the following page: LoadMaster Templates.
For more information and steps on how to import and use templates, refer to the Virtual Services and Templates, Feature Description on the Kemp Documentation page.
Refer to the sections below for details on using the Kemp template and recommended Application Program Interface (API) parameter values.
This step-by-step setup of the Virtual Service (VS) leverages the Kemp application template for Sage X3.
The table in the API Configuration section outlines the settings configured by the application template. You can use this information to manually configure VS or using the Kemp LoadMaster API and automation tools.
To configure a VS using the application template, perform the following steps:
1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster WUI, go to Virtual Services > Add New.
2. Type a valid Virtual Address.
3. Select Sage X3 in the Use Template drop-down list.
4. Click Add this Virtual Service.
5. In the left-hand navigation select View/Modify Services
6. Click Modify on the Sage X3 Virtual Service on port tcp 8124.
7. Expand the Real Servers section.
8. Click Add New.
9. Type the Real Server Address. (These are the Sage X3 servers.)
10. Confirm that Port 8124 is entered.
11. Click Add This Real Server.
12. Repeat these steps to add more Real Servers as needed.
This table outlines the API parameters and values set using the Kemp application template. You can use these settings with scripts and automation tools.
This document was last updated on 21 February 2022.