Generally many users might apply for multiple lines for load balancing purpose. However, a typical balance will not have the function based on the traffic's direction. For such a scenario, the device provides the ISP route, which allows traffic from different ISPs to take their proprietary routes, thus accelerating network access.
To configure an ISP route, first you need to add a subnet to an ISP, and then configure the ISP route. The destination of the route is determined by the name of the ISP. You can customize ISP information, or upload profiles that contain different ISP information.
Creating an ISP Route
To create an ISP route, take the following steps:
- Select Network > Routing > ISP Route.
- Click New.
In the ISP Configuration dialog box, enter values.
Option Description ISP Profile Select an ISP profile name from the drop-down list. Virtual Router From the Virtual Router drop-down list, select the Virtual Router for the new route. The default value is "trust-vr". Next-hop
To specify the type of next hop, click Gateway, Current VRouter, Interface, or Other VRouter.
- Gateway: Type the IP address into the Gateway text box.
- Current VRouter: Select a name from the Virtual Router drop-down list.
- Interface: Select a name from the Interface drop-down list. Type the IP address into the Gateway text box. For a tunnel interface, you need to type the gateway address for the tunnel's peer in the optional box below.
- Other VRouter: Select a name from the Vsys drop-down list. Select a name from the Virtual Router drop-down list.
Specifies a schedule when the rule will take effect. Select a desired schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. After selecting the desired schedules, click the blank area in this dialog to complete the schedule configuration.
To create a new schedule, click New Schedule.
Precedence Type the route precedence into the textbox. The smaller the parameter is, the higher the precedence is. If multiple routes are available, the route with higher precedence will be prioritized. The value range is 1 to 255. The default value is 10. When the value is set to 255, the route will be invalid. Weight Type the weight for the ISP route into the textbox. This parameter is used to determine the weight of traffic forwarding in load balance. The value range is 1 to 255. The default value is 1. Description Type the description information into the Description text box if necessary.
- Click OK.