Why is SSL-Overload configured on the Load Balancer?
- To avoid CPU cycles in Load Balancer
- To reduce the overhead on the server for processing encrypted packets
- To reduce overheads on the IP packets
- To block the SSL traffic
SSL-overload is a feature that can be configured on a load balancer to offload the processing of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption and decryption from the back-end servers to the load balancer. This can be useful for a number of reasons:
- To avoid using CPU cycles on the back-end servers for processing encrypted packets, freeing up those resources for other tasks.
- To reduce the overhead on the back-end servers for processing encrypted packets, which can improve their performance.
- To improve the overall performance of the system by offloading some of the processing to the load balancer, which is typically a dedicated device optimized for handling network traffic.
- SSL overload is not typically used to block SSL traffic. Instead, it is used to improve the performance of the system by offloading some of the processing to the load balancer.