Content Switching between multiple SSH servers


I am trying to setup multiple SSH servers that all respond on the same VIP but are routed based on host names. I have setup content rules and a VIP with content switch rules enabled, similar to other working VIPs that I have, but I am unable to connect to any SSH server. What am I missing?

I am trying to accomplish the following:

Public FW port 22 --> VIP IP ( --> content switching based on host name to real servers: = = =


Bill DeCastro

Hi Andy,

Unfortunately, Content Switching can't be used for SSH session. To accomplish what you're hoping, I'd recommend configuring a different VS for each of the host names you have.

If this is a feature you would like to see implemented on the LoadMaster, I'd recommend submitting a feature request here:

I can say with certainty that you will receive a response from Project Management, but I'm unsure if they would approve this request, as this is a feature we rarely see requested.

Please let me know your thoughts.


Thanks for your response. I was beginning to think that this might be the case. 


In regards to your recommendation, I'm not sure that would be able to help me. The dilemma that i have is that all the public domains I am trying to route point to the same public IP / FW, so I am trying to accomplish separating a connection to each ssh server based on the host name, while keeping only port 22 open.