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Configuring Services
This chapter provides information on configuring the VDS-SB. This chapter covers the following major
topics:
•
Configuring Broker Fully Qualified Domain Names (BFQDNs), page 4-1
•
Configuring Content Delivery Network (CDN), page 4-19
Configuring Broker Fully Qualified Domain Names (BFQDNs)
Each Service Broker will represent multiple BFQDNs to which client requests will be destined to.
Multiple BFQDNs for a Service Broker can be configured via VDSM. The configuration of BFQDNs
involves the following steps:
•
Creating BFQDNs, page 4-1
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Configuring BFQDN Policy, page 4-2
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Assigning BFQDN Policy Settings for BFQDN, page 4-17
Creating BFQDNs
To create a BFQDN, do the following:
Step 1
Choose Services > BFQDNs > BFQDNs. The BFQDNs Table page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The BFQDNs Definition page is displayed.
To edit a BFQDNs, click the Edit icon next to the BFQDNs name.
Step 3
Enter the settings as appropriate. See Table 4-1 for a description of the fields.
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BFQDNs Definition Fields
Field
Description
Names
Unique name for the BFQDNs.
Note
Broker FQDN
Broker Fully Qualified Domain Name. Identifies the domain name of the client
request
Redirect Mode
Defines the mode of SB redirecting the requests to CDN. The redirection
modes are:
Description
Step 4
Spaces are not allowed in the BFQDNs name. The BFQDNs name can
consist of alphanumeric characters and the underscore (_) and hyphen
(-). The maximum length is 256 characters.
•
Protocol Redirect
•
DNS IP Redirect
•
DNS CNAME Redirect
•
DNS Proxy
Provides description of the BFQDN
Click Submit to save the settings.
To delete a BFQDN from the BFQDN Table page, click the Edit icon next to the BFQDN you want to
delete, and click the Delete icon in the task bar.
Configuring BFQDN Policy
BFQDN Policy can be configured either via Javascript or via VDSM GUI. For more information about
the configuring of BFQDN Policy javascripts, see the “Configuring BFQDN Policy File” section on
page 5-11
Note
Configuration of BFQDN Policy via VDSM GUI is supported only from release 1.1.
Creating new BFQDN Policy via GUI
User can also define BFQDN policy through GUI. One BFQDN policy can be shared by multiple
BFQDNs. User can define multiple rules in Policy Rules section a policy is considered a match if and
only if all the rules are matched. If all the rules are matched then the action specified in BFQDN Action
section is performed.
To create a new BFQDN Policy, do the following:
Step 1
Choose Services > BFQDNs > BFQDN Policies. The BFQDN Policies Table page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The BFQDN Policy Definition page is displayed.
To edit a BFQDN Policy, click the Edit icon next to the BFQDN Policy name.
Step 3
Enter the settings as appropriate. See Table 4-2 for a description of the fields.
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BFQDN Policy Definition Fields
Field
Description
BFQDN Policy Information
Name
Unique name for the BFQDN policy.
Note
Description
The name can consist of alphanumeric
characters, underscore (_) and hyphen (-)
and the maximum length is 256
characters. No spaces are allowed in the
name
Description of BFQDN policy and the maximum
length of the description can be 256 characters
Policy Rules: A list of rules that is applicable to a BFQDN policy. To create a new rule click on the
Create New icon and to delete a rule click on the Trash icon. Refer Table 4-3 for detailed description
on Policy Rules fields.
Policy Action
Allow Requests
To allow or deny requests check or uncheck the
Allow Requests checkbox. The default action is to
allow requests.
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Policy Rules Definition Fields
Field
Description
BFQDN
Indicates the domain name. To enter a BFQDN policy rule do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the BFQDN of the received request matches the BFQDN
specified in the rule, Choose BFQDN from the first drop-down list, choose equal to
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the name of the domain in the third
text box.
To enter a policy rule where the BFQDN of the received request matches either one of
the BFQDNs specified in the rule, Choose BFQDN from the first drop-down list,
choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of domain names in the
web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the BFQDN of the received request is not equal to the
BFQDN specified in the rule, Choose BFQDN from the first drop-down list, choose
not equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the name of the
domain in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the BFQDN of the received request does not match any
of he BFQDNs specified in the rule, Choose BFQDN from the first drop-down list,
choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of domain names in
the web page dialog box
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Policy Rules Definition Fields
Field
Description
CPE Type
Indicates the type of the client that is obtained from the HTTP header named “user
agent”. To enter a CPE Type policy rule, do the following:
To enter a policy rule where the CPE Type of the received request contains the CPE
Type specified in the rule, Choose CPE Type from the first drop-down list, choose
contains from the second drop-down list and manually enter the CPE Type in the third
text box.
To enter a policy rule where the CPE Type of the received request ends with the CPE
Type specified in the rule, Choose CPE Type from the first drop-down list, choose
ends with from the second drop-down list and manually enter the CPE Type in the
third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the CPE Type of the received request matches the CPE
Type specified in the rule, Choose CPE Type from the first drop-down list, choose
equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the CPE Type in the third
text box.
To enter a policy rule where the CPE Type of the received request matches either one
of the CPE Types specified in the rule, Choose CPE Type from the first drop-down
list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of CPE Types in the web
page dialog box.
To enter a policy rule where the CPE Type of the received request is not equal to the
CPE Type specified in the rule, Choose CPE Type from the first drop-down list,
choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the CPE Type
in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the CPE Type of the received request does not match any
of he CPE Types specified in the rule, Choose CPE Type from the first drop-down list,
choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of CPE Types in the web
page dialog box.
To enter a policy rule where the regular expression pattern specified in the policy rule
for the CPE Type matches the CPE Type of the received request , Choose CPE Type
from the first drop-down list, choose regex matches from the second drop-down list
and enter the regex pattern in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the CPE Type of the received request starts with the CPE
Type specified in the rule, Choose CPE Type from the first drop-down list, choose
starts with from the second drop-down list and manually enter the CPE Type in the
third text box.
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Policy Rules Definition Fields
Field
Description
Content Type Indicates the type of the content that is obtained from the HTTP header named
“Content Type”. To enter a Content Type policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Content Type of the received request matches the
Content Type specified in the rule, Choose Content Type from the first drop-down
list, choose equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Content
Type in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Content Type of the received request matches either
one of the Content Types specified in the rule, Choose Content Type from the first
drop-down list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of Content
Types in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the Content Type of the received request is not equal to
the Content Type specified in the rule, Choose Content Type from the first drop-down
list, choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the
Content Type in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Content Type of the received request does not match
any of he Content Types specified in the rule, Choose Content Type from the first
drop-down list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of
Content Types in the web page dialog box
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Field
Description
Content URL Indicates the URL of the incoming request inclusive of the domain. To enter a Content
URL policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Content URL of the received request contains the
Content URL specified in the rule, Choose Content URL from the first drop-down
list, choose contains from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Content
URL in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Content URL of the received request ends with the
Content URL specified in the rule, Choose Content URL from the first drop-down
list, choose ends with from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Content
URL in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Content URL of the received request matches the
Content URL specified in the rule, Choose Content URL from the first drop-down
list, choose equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Content
URL in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Content URL of the received request matches either
one of the Content URLs specified in the rule, Choose Content URL from the first
drop-down list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of Content
URLs in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the Content URL of the received request is not equal to
the Content URL specified in the rule, Choose Content URL from the first
drop-down list, choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and manually
enter the Content URL in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Content URL of the received request does not match
any of the Content URLs specified in the rule, Choose Content URL from the first
drop-down list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of
Content URLs in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the regular expression pattern specified in the policy rule
for the Content URL matches the Content URL of the received request , Choose
Content URL from the first drop-down list, choose regex matches from the second
drop-down list and enter the regex pattern in the third text box
To enter a policy rule where the Content URL of the received request starts with the
Content URL specified in the rule, Choose Content URL from the first drop-down
list, choose starts with from the second drop-down list and manually enter the
Content URL in the third text box.
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Policy Rules Definition Fields
Field
Description
HTTP Header Indicates the HTTP header. To enter a HTTP Header e policy rule, do the following:
To enter a policy rule where the header value of the received request contains the
header value specified in the rule, Choose Http Header from the first drop-down list,
enter header name in the second text box, choose contains from the third drop-down
list and manually enter the header value in the fourth text box.
To enter a policy rule where the header value of the received request end with header
value specified in the rule, Choose Http Header from the first drop-down list, enter
header name in the second text box, choose ends with from the third drop-down list
and manually enter the header value in thefourth text box.
To enter a policy rule where the header value of the received request is equal to the
header value specified in the rule, Choose Http Header from the first drop-down list,
enter header name in the second text box, choose equal to from the third drop-down
list and manually enter the header value in the fourth text box.
To enter a policy rule where the header value of the received request matches either
one of the header values specified in the rule, Choose Http Header from the first
drop-down list, enter header name in the second text box, choose in from the third
drop-down list and enter a list if header values in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the header value of the received request is not equal to the
header value specified in the rule, Choose Http Header from the first drop-down list,
enter header name in the second text box, choose not equal to from the third
drop-down list and manually enter the header value in the fourth text box.
To enter a policy rule where the header value of the received request does not match
any of the the header values specified in the rule, Choose Http Header from the first
drop-down list, enter header name in the second text box, choose not in from the third
drop-down list and enter a list if header values in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the regex pattern specified in the policy rule for the header
value matches the header value of the received request , Choose HTTP header from
the first drop-down list, choose regex matches from the third drop-down list and enter
the regex pattern in the fourth text box.
To enter a policy rule where the header value of the received request starts with the
header value specified in the rule, Choose HTTP header from the first drop-down list,
choose starts with from the second drop-down list and manually enter the header
value in the fourth text box.
Note
This policy is appplicable only to those requests whose HTTP header name
matches the header name specified in the second text box in the policy rule
Location: The location details are retrieved from Geo Location Server based on Client Location/IP
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Field
Description
ASN
Indicates the Autonomous System Number, a globally unique number assigned to a
group of networks administered by a single entity such as a
Network Service Provider (NSP) or very large organization. To enter a ASN policy
rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the ASN of the received request matches the ASN
specified in the rule, Choose ASN from the first drop-down list, choose equal to from
the second drop-down list and manually enter the ASN in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the ASN of the received request is greater than or equal
to the ASN specified in the rule, Choose ASN from the first drop-down list, choose
greater than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the ASN
To enter a policy rule where the ASN of the received request matches either one of the
ASNs specified in the rule, Choose ASN from the first drop-down list, choose in from
the second drop-down list and enter a group of ASNs in the web page dialog box.
To enter a policy rule where the ASN of the received request is less than or equal to
the ASN specified in the rule, Choose ASN from the first drop-down list, choose less
than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the ASN
To enter a policy rule where the ASN of the received request is not equal to the ASN
specified in the rule, Choose ASN from the first drop-down list, choose not equal to
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the ASN in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the ASN of the received request does not match any of
the ASNs specified in the rule, Choose ASN from the first drop-down list, choose not
in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of ASNs in the web page dialog
box.
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Policy Rules Definition Fields
Field
Description
Carrier
Indicates the carrier field provides the name of the organization responsible for the
traffic carried on a particular network or set of networks designated as Autonomous
System (AS). To enter a Carrier policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Carrier of the received request contains the Carrier
specified in the rule, Choose Carrier from the first drop-down list, choose contains
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Carrier in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Carrier of the received request ends with the Carrier
specified in the rule, Choose Carrier from the first drop-down list, choose ends with
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Carrier in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Carrier of the received request matches the Carrier
specified in the rule, Choose Carrier from the first drop-down list, choose equal to
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Carrier in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Carrier of the received request matches either one of
the Carriers specified in the rule, Choose Carrier from the first drop-down list, choose
in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of Carriers in the web page dialog
box
To enter a policy rule where the Carrier of the received request is not equal to the
Carrier specified in the rule, Choose Carrier from the first drop-down list, choose not
equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Carrier in the third
text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Carrier of the received request does not match any of
the Carrier list specified in the rule, Choose Carrier from the first drop-down list,
choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a list of Carriers in the web
page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the regular expression pattern specified in the policy rule
for the Carrier matches the Carrier of the received request , Choose Carrier from the
first drop-down list, choose regex matches from the second drop-down list and enter
the regex pattern in the third text box
To enter a policy rule where the Carrier of the received request starts with the Carrier
specified in the rule, Choose Carrier from the first drop-down list, choose starts with
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Carrier in the third text box.
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Field
Description
City
Indicates the name of the city corresponding to request sender’s IP. To enter a City
policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the City of the received request matches the City specified
in the rule, Choose City from the first drop-down list, choose equal to from the second
drop-down list and manually enter the City in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the City of the received request matches either one of the
cities specified in the rule, Choose City from the first drop-down list, choose in from
the second drop-down list and enter a group of cities in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the City of the received request is not equal to the City
specified in the rule, Choose City from the first drop-down list, choose not equal to
from the second drop-down list and enter the City in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the City of the received request does not match any of the
cities specified in the rule, Choose City from the first drop-down list, choose not in
from the second drop-down list and enter a group of cities in the web page dialog box.
Connection
Type
Indicates the name of the Connection Type corresponding to request sender’s IP. Refer
Table 6-10 for more details on this field. To enter a Connection Type policy rule, do
one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Connection Type of the received request matches the
Connection Type specified in the rule, Choose Connection Type from the first
drop-down list, choose equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter
the Connection Type in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Connection Type of the received request matches
either one of the Connection Types specified in the rule, Choose Connection Type
from the first drop-down list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a
group of Connection Types in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the Connection Type of the received request is not equal
to the Connection Type specified in the rule, Choose Connection Type from the first
drop-down list, choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the
Connection Type in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Connection Type of the received request does not
match any of the Connection Types specified in the rule, Choose Connection Type
from the first drop-down list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter
a group of Connection Types in the web page dialog box.
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Field
Description
Country
Indicates the name of the Country corresponding to request sender’s IP.To enter a
Country policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Country of the received request matches the Country
specified in the rule, Choose Country from the first drop-down list, choose equal to
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Country in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Country of the received request matches either one of
the countries specified in the rule, Choose Country from the first drop-down list,
choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of countries in the web
page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the Country of the received request is not equal to the
Country specified in the rule, Choose Country from the first drop-down list, choose
not equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the Country in the third text
box.
To enter a policy rule where the Country of the received request does not match any
of the countries specified in the rule, Choose Country from the first drop-down list,
choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of countries in the web
page dialog box.
Distance
Indicates a circle area where center point is defined by Longitude,Latitude and the
radius is defined by distance.
Note
Longitude and Latitude are defined as a 3 digit decimal value and the range is
from -180 to +180 and -90 to +90 respectively.
To enter a distance policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy where location of received request based on Client IP falls within the
area specified in the policy rule, Choose Distance from the first drop-down list,
choose less than or equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the
Longitude, Latitude and Distance
To enter a policy where location of received request based on Client IP falls outside
the area specified in the policy rule, Choose Distance from the first drop-down list,
choose greater
than or equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Longitude,
Latitude and Distance
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Field
Description
Line Speed
Indicates speed of the connection mapped from the connection type corresponding to
the request sender. To enter a Line Speed policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Line Speed of the received request matches the Line
Speed specified in the rule, Choose Line Speed from the first drop-down list, choose
equal to from the second drop-down list and choose either high, medium or low from
the third drop-down list.
To enter a policy rule where the Line Speed of the received request matches either one
of the Line Speeds specified in the rule, Choose Line Speed from the first drop-down
list, choose in from the second drop-down list and select the categories of lines speeds
to be matched by checking the appropriate checkbox.
To enter a policy rule where the Line Speed of the received request is not equal to the
Line Speed specified in the rule, Choose Line Speed from the first drop-down list,
choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and choose either high, medium
or low from the third drop-down list.
To enter a policy rule where the Line Speed of the received request does not match any
of the line speeds specified in the rule, Choose Line Speed from the first drop-down
list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and select the categories of lines
speeds to be matched by checking the appropriate checkbox.
MSA
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) corresponding to the request sender.
To enter a policy rule where the MSA of the received request matches the MSA
specified in the rule, Choose MSA from the first drop-down list, choose equal to from
the second drop-down list and manually enter the MSA in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the MSA of the received request is greater than or equal
to the MSA specified in the rule, Choose MSA from the first drop-down list, choose
greater than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the MSA
To enter a policy rule where the MSA of the received request matches either one of the
MSAs specified in the rule, Choose MSA from the first drop-down list, choose in from
the second drop-down list and enter a group of MSAs in the web page dialog box.
To enter a policy rule where the MSA of the received request is less than or equal to
the MSA specified in the rule, Choose MSA from the first drop-down list, choose less
than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the MSA
To enter a policy rule where the MSA of the received request is not equal to the MSA
specified in the rule, Choose MSA from the first drop-down list, choose not equal to
from the second drop-down list and manually enter the MSA in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the MSA of the received request does not match any of
the MSAs specified in the rule, Choose MSA from the first drop-down list, choose not
in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of MSAs in the web page dialog
box.
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Field
Description
Postal Code
Indicates the Postal Code corresponding to request sender’s IP.To enter a Postal Code
policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Postal Code of the received request matches the Postal
Code specified in the rule, Choose Postal Code from the first drop-down list, choose
equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Postal Code in the
third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Postal Code of the received request matches either one
of the Postal Codes specified in the rule, Choose Postal Code from the first drop-down
list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of Postal Codes in the
web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the Postal Code of the received request is not equal to the
Postal Code specified in the rule, Choose Postal Code from the first drop-down list,
choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the Postal Code in the
third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Postal Code of the received request does not match
any of the Postal Codes specified in the rule, Choose Postal Code from the first
drop-down list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of
Postal Codes in the web page dialog box.
State
Indicates the name of the State corresponding to request sender’s IP.To enter a State
policy rule, do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the State of the received request matches the State
specified in the rule, Choose State from the first drop-down list, choose equal to from
the second drop-down list and manually enter the State in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the State of the received request matches either one of the
states specified in the rule, Choose State from the first drop-down list, choose in from
the second drop-down list and enter a group of states in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the State of the received request is not equal to the State
specified in the rule, Choose State from the first drop-down list, choose not equal to
from the second drop-down list and enter the State in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the State of the received request does not match any of
the states specified in the rule, Choose State from the first drop-down list, choose not
in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of states in the web page dialog
box.
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Field
Description
Off-net Name Indicates the name of the Off-Net. In CDN-IP Network file, a group of networks can
be grouped with a specifed Off-net name. To enter a Off-net Name policy rule do one
of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Off-net Name of the received request matches the
Off-net Name specified in the rule, Choose Off-net Name from the first drop-down
list, choose equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Off-net
Name in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Off-net Name of the received request matches either
one of the Off-net Names specified in the rule, Choose Off-net Name from the first
drop-down list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of Off-net
Names in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the Off-net Name of the received request is not equal to
the Off-net Names specified in the rule, Choose Off-net Name from the first
drop-down list, choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and manually
enter the Off-Net name in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Off-net Name of the received request does not match
any of he Off-net Names specified in the rule, Choose Off-net Name from the first
drop-down list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of
Off-net Names in the web page dialog box.
On-net Name Indicates the name of the On-Net. In CDN-IP Network file, a group of networks can
be grouped with a specifed On-net name. To enter a On-net Name policy rule do one
of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the On-net Name of the received request matches the
On-net Name specified in the rule, Choose On-net Name from the first drop-down
list, choose equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the On-net
Name in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the On-net Name of the received request matches either
one of the On-net Names specified in the rule, Choose On-net Name from the first
drop-down list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of On-net
Names in the web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the On-net Name of the received request is not equal to
the On-net Names specified in the rule, Choose On-net Name from the first
drop-down list, choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and manually
enter the On-Net name in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the On-net Name of the received request does not match
any of he On-net Names specified in the rule, Choose On-net Name from the first
drop-down list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of
On-net Names in the web page dialog box.
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Table 4-3
Policy Rules Definition Fields
Field
Description
Query Type
Indicates the type of the request protocol like HTTP, DNS. To enter a Query Type
policy rule do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the Query Type of the received request matches the Query
Type specified in the rule, Choose Query Type from the first drop-down list, choose
equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Query Type in the
third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Query Type of the received request matches either one
of the Query Types specified in the rule, Choose Query Type from the first drop-down
list, choose in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of Query Types in the
web page dialog box
To enter a policy rule where the Query Type of the received request is not equal to the
Query Types specified in the rule, Choose Query Type from the first drop-down list,
choose not equal to from the second drop-down list and manually enter the Query
Type in the third text box.
To enter a policy rule where the Query Type of the received request does not match
any of he Query Types specified in the rule, Choose Query Type from the first
drop-down list, choose not in from the second drop-down list and enter a group of
Query Types in the web page dialog box.
Request Date Indicate the date at which the incoming request was received. To enter a Request Date
policy rule do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the incoming request date is greater than or equal to the
Request Date specified in the rule, Choose Request Date from the first drop-down list,
choose greater than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the Request
Date in the format YYYY-MM-DD
To enter a policy rule where the incoming request date is less than or equal to the
Request Date specified in the rule, Choose Request Date from the first drop-down list,
choose less than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the Request
Date in the format YYYY-MM-DD
Request Time Indicate the date at which the incoming request was received. To enter a Request Time
policy rule do one of the following:
To enter a policy rule where the incoming Request Time is greater than or equal to the
Request Time specified in the rule, Choose Request Time from the first drop-down
list, choose greater than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the
Request Time in the format hh:mm:ss
To enter a policy rule where the incoming Request Time is less than or equal to the
Request Time specified in the rule, Choose Request Time from the first drop-down
list, choose less than or equal to from the second drop-down list and enter the
Request Time in the format hh:mm:ss
Step 4
Click Submit to save the settings.
Unassigning BFQDN from BFQDN Policy
To unassign a BFQDN from a BFQDN Policy, do the following:
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Step 1
Choose Services > BFQDNs > BFQDN Policies > ‘Edit Icon’ > BFQDN Assignment. The BFQDN
Assignment Table page is displayed.
Step 1
To unassign a BFQDN from a BFQDN Policy, Click on the green icon next to the BFQDN name.
Step 2
Click Submit to save the settings.
Note
BFQDN Policy cannot be deleted if any BFQDN is using it
Assigning Service Brokers to BFQDN
To assign a Service Brokers to a BFQDN do the following:
Step 1
Choose Services > BFQDNs > BFQDNs > ‘Edit Icon’ > Assign Service Brokers. The Service Brokers
Table page is displayed.
Step 2
To assign a Service Broker to a BFQDN, Click on the blue icon next to the Service Broker name.
Step 3
Click Submit to save the settings.
Assigning BFQDN Policy Settings for BFQDN
The two methods to configure BFQDN policies for a particular BFQDN are:
•
Using policies to specify configuration
•
Using file to specify configuration
The user can either select one BFQDN policy file or assign multiple BFQDN policies for a particular
BFQDN.
Note
Before downgrade to release 1.0, user must ensure that the BFQDN policy settings is set to Using File
method.
To assign BFQDN Policy Setttings for a BFQDN, do the following
Step 1
Choose Services > BFQDNs > BFQDNs > ‘Edit Icon’ > Policy Settings. The Modifying Policy
Settings page is displayed. . The default method is Using file to specify configuration. The user can
switch between Using policy to specify configuration and Using file to specify configuration by clicking
on Change Method button.
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Step 2
If the user chooses Use Policies to specify configuration, Enter the settings as appropriate. See
Table 4-4 for description of the fields.
Table 4-4
Assigning Policy Settings Fields
Field
Description
URL Validation Settings: URL Validation is supported for Cisco and Velocix requests. For more
information on URL Validation for Cisco CDN, see “Configuring the Cisco CDN for URL Signing”
section on page B-7. For more information on URL Validation for Velocix CDN, see “Configuring
the Velocix CDN for URL Signing” section on page B-1
CDN Vendor
Key ID Owner
The CDN Vendor drop-down list displays all CDN
Vendors. The drop-down list has the following
values:
•
Cisco
•
Velocix
Specifies the first index (an integer) into the key
matrix. The range is from 1 to 8 numeric .
Note
Key ID Number
Specifies the second index (an integer) into the
key matrix. The range is from 1 to 8 numeric
value.
Note
Exclude Options
This field applies only to Velocix CDN
This field applies only to Velocix CDN
To specify the exclusion option(s) for a URL
Validation Settings check or uncheck the
corresponding checkbox. The exclusion options
depending on the CDN Vendor are:
Exclude Client IP: To bypass the Client IP while
URL Signing, check the Exclude Client IP
checkbox. This option applies only to Cisco CDN.
Exclude Expiry Time: To bypass the Expiry
Time while URL Signing, check the Exclude
Expiry Time checkbox. This option applies only
to Velocix and Cisco CDNs
Exclude Domain: To bypass the Domain while
URL Signing, check the Exclude Domain
checkbox. This option applies only to Cisco CDN.
Step 3
To assign all available BFQDN Policies for a BFQDN click on Assign button and to unassign all
available BFQDN policies from a BFQDN click on Unassign button.
Step 4
To assign a particular BFQDN policy for a BFQDN either drag the corresponding policy row from
Available BFQDN Policies section to Assigned BFQDN Policies section or click on Assign Policy
button. To unassign a particular BFQDN policy from a BFQDN click on Unassign Policy button.
Step 5
To change the order of BFQDN Policies in Assigned BFQDN Policies section drag and drop the assigned
policy row.
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Step 6
A default BFQDN policy is created along with BFQDN creation which is available at the bottom of all
assigned BFQDN policies. This policy can be edited by clicking on the Edit icon next to default policy
name. The purpose of this default BFQDN policy is to ensure that there is at least one matched BFQDN
policy and the incoming request can be processed correctly.
Note
The default BFQDN policy cannot be deleted and removed from assigned policies for BFQDN. No new
policy rules can be defined though the BFQDN action of default policy can be modified as required. By
default, all requests are allowed.
Note
Default BFQDN policy is dedicated for a particular BFQDN and will not be shown in BFQDN Policies
list page
Step 7
If the user chooses, Use File to specify Configuration, the screen refreshes and BFQDN Policy Files
table page is displayed.
Step 8
To assign a Policy File to a BFQDN, Click on the radio button next to the Policy File URL.
Step 9
Click Set File to save the settings. To unassign a BFQDN from a BFQDN policy file, click Clear File.
Configuring Content Delivery Network (CDN)
The various CDNs such as Cisco, Level 3, Limelight and Velocix CDN to which the client requests are
routed to by the Service Broker based on different criterion can be configured via VDSM.The
configuration of CDNs involves the following steps:
•
Creating Content Delivery Networks, page 4-19
•
Configuring CDN Selection Policy, page 4-23
•
Configuring CDN Adaptation Policy, page 4-25
Creating Content Delivery Networks
To create a CDN, do the following:
Step 1
Choose Services > Content Delivery Networks > Content Delivery Networks. The CDN Table page
is displayed.
Step 1
.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The CDN Definition page is displayed. To edit a CDN, click
the Edit icon next to the CDN name.
Step 3
Step 4
Enter the settings as appropriate depending on the Provider Type. See Table 4-5 for the description of
the Cisco CDN definition fields. See Table 4-6 for the description of Generic CDN definition fields. See
Table 4-7 for the description of Velocix CDN definition fields.
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Cisco CDN Definition Fields
Field
Description
Name
Unique name for the CDN.
Spaces are not allowed in the CDN name. The CDN name can consist of
alphanumeric characters and the underscore (_) and hyphen (-). The maximum
length is 256 characters.
Provider Type
Identifies the type of CDN. The dropdown can have the following three values:
•
CISCO
•
VELOCIX
•
GENERIC
Note
While configuring a CDN, Status monitoring is supported for Cisco,
and Velocix CDNs (post Release 1.0); thus vendor specific
configuration is supported by selecting the Provider Type to CISCO,
VELOCIX, or GENERIC.
Enable Status
Tracking
Whether or not SB can monitor the CDN status, only supported for CISCO type
CDN and VELOCIX CDN.
Poll Interval
Identifies the status polling interval. The range is from 1 to 28800 seconds and
the default value is 5 seconds
Note
Low Watermark
Identifies the low threshold percentage. The range is from 0 to 100 and the
default value is 85
Note
High Watermark
This field is enabled only when Enable Status Tracking checkbox is
selected
This field is enabled only when Enable Status Tracking checkbox is
selected
Identifies the high threshold percentage. The range is from 0 to 100 and the
default value is 90
Note
This field is enabled only when Enable Status Tracking checkbox is
selected
RFQDN
CDN’s Fully Qualified domain name
Port
Port Number at which the CDN is listening to. The range is from 1 to 65535
and the default value is 80
Service State
CDN Administrative Status. It can have the following values:
•
In Service
•
Out Of Service
If CDN is set as Out of Service then SB will not redirect requests to CDN
Description
Additional information about the CDN
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Generic CDN Definition Fields
Field
Description
Name
Unique name for the CDN.
Spaces are not allowed in the CDN name. The
CDN name can consist of alphanumeric
characters and the underscore (_) and hyphen (-).
The maximum length is 256 characters.
Provider Type
Identifies the type of CDN. The dropdown can
have the following two values:
•
CISCO
•
VELOCIX
•
GENERIC
RFQDN
CDN’s Fully Qualified domain name
Port
Port Number at which the CDN is listening to.
The range is from 1 to 65535 and the default value
is 80
Service State
Identifies the CDN Administrative Status. It can
have the following values:
•
In Service
•
Out Of Service
If CDN is set as Out of Service then SB will not
redirect requests to CDN
Description
Table 4-7
Additional information about the CDN
Velocix CDN Definition Fields
Field
Description
Name
Unique name for the CDN.
Spaces are not allowed in the CDN name. The
CDN name can consist of alphanumeric
characters and the underscore (_) and hyphen (-).
The maximum length is 256 characters.
Provider Type
Identifies the type of CDN. The dropdown can
have the following two values:
•
CISCO
•
VELOCIX
•
GENERIC
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Velocix CDN Definition Fields
Field
Description
Enable Status Tracking
Whether or not SB monitor CDN status, only
supported for CISCO type CDN and VELOCIX
CDN.
Note
Poll Interval
Identifies the status polling interval. The range is
from 1 to 28800 seconds and the default value is
5 seconds
Note
Low Watermark
This field is enabled only when Enable
Status Tracking checkbox is selected and
the provider type is VELOCIX CDN
Port number at which the SNMP Agent is
listening to.The range is from 1 to 65535 and the
default value is 161
Note
SNMP Community
This field is enabled only when Enable
Status Tracking checkbox is selected
SNMP Agent IP Address
Note
SNMP Port
This field is enabled only when Enable
Status Tracking checkbox is selected
Identifies the high threshold percentage. The
range is from 0 to 100 and the default value is 90
Note
SNMP Agent Address
This field is enabled only when Enable
Status Tracking checkbox is selected
Identifies the low threshold percentage. The range
is from 0 to 100 and the default value is 85
Note
High Watermark
SB monitoring of Velocix CDN is
supported only from 1.1 release.
This field is enabled only when Enable
Status Tracking checkbox is selected and
the provider type is VELOCIX CDN
Identifies the SNMP Community String
Note
This field is enabled only when Enable
Status Tracking checkbox is selected and
the provider type is VELOCIX CDN
RFQDN
CDN’s Fully Qualified domain name
Port
Port Number at which the CDN is listening to.
The range is from 1 to 65535 and the default value
is 80
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Velocix CDN Definition Fields
Field
Description
Service State
CDN Administrative Status. It can have the
following values:
•
In Service
•
Out Of Service
If CDN is set as Out of Service then SB will not
redirect requests to CDN
Description
Step 5
Additional information about the CDN
Click Submit to save the settings.
To delete a CDN from the CDN Table page, click the Edit icon next to the CDN you want to delete, and
click the Delete icon in the task bar.
Configuring CDN Selection Policy
The CDN Selection Policy can be configured either via Javascript or via VDSM GUI. For more
information about the configuring of CDN Selection Policy javascripts, see the “Configuring CDN
Selection Policy File” section on page 5-12
Note
Configuration of CDN Selection Policy via VDSM GUI is supported only from release 1.1.
Setting Global CDN Selection Policy
The two methods to configure CDN Selection policies are:
•
Using policies to specify configuration
•
Using file to specify configuration
The user can either select one CDN Selection policy file or assign multiple CDN Selection policies.
Note
Before downgrade to release 1.0, user must ensure that the CDN Selection policy settings is set to Using
File method.
To set CDN Selection Policy, do the following
Step 1
Choose Services > Content Delivery Networks > Content Delivery Networks > CDN Selection
Policies. The CDN Selection Policy Settings page is displayed. . The default method is Using files to
specify configuration. The user can switch between Using policy to specify configuration and Using file
to specify configuration by clicking on the Change Method button and selecting the appropriate option
from the dropdown and then pressing Save button.
Step 2
If the user chooses Use Policies to specify configuration, the list of CDN policies assigned to specific
CDN is displayed and the user can drag and drop the poolicy rows to change their order.
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Step 3
To create a new CDN Selection Policy, see “Creating new CDN Selection Policy via GUI” section on
page 4-24
Note
A default CDN Selection policy is created right after installing 1.1 image which is always available at
the bottom of all assigned CDN Selection policies. This policy can be edited by clicking on the Edit icon
next to default policy name. The purpose of this default CDN Selection policy is to ensure that there is
at least one CDN Selection policy and the incoming requests can be processed correctly.
Note
The default CDN Selection policy cannot be removed. No new policy rules can be defined though the
user must configure CDN allocation for default CDN Selection policy to work.
Step 4
If the user chooses, Use File to specify Configuration, the screen refreshes and CDN Selection Policy
Files table page is displayed.
Step 5
To set a global CDN Selection Policy, Click on the radio button next to the Selection Policy File URL.
Step 6
Click Set Global File to save the settings. To clear the global CDN Selection Policy click Clear Global
File.
Creating new CDN Selection Policy via GUI
User can also define CDN Selection policy through GUI. One CDN Selection policy can be shared by
multiple CDNs. User can define multiple rules in Policy Rules section, a policy is considered a match
if and only if all the rules are matched.
To create a new CDN Selection Policy, do the following:
Step 1
Choose Services > Content Delivery Networks > CDN Selection Policies. The CDN Selection Policies
Settings Table page is displayed.
Step 2
Choose Use Policies to specify Configuration from the dropdown and press Change Method button.
Step 3
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The CDN Selection Policy Definition page is displayed.
To edit a CDN Selection Policy, click the Edit icon next to the CDN Selection Policy name.
Step 4
Enter the settings as appropriate. See Table 4-8 for a description of the fields.
Table 4-8
CDN Selection Policy Definition Fields
Field
Description
CDN Selection Policy Information
Name
Unique name for the CDN Selection policy.
Note
Description
The name can consist of alphanumeric
characters, underscore (_) and hyphen (-)
and the maximum length is 256
characters. No spaces are allowed in the
name
Description of the CDN Selection policy and the
maximum length of the description can be 256
characters
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CDN Selection Policy Definition Fields
Field
Description
Policy Rules: A list of rules that is applicable to a CDN Selection policy. To create a new rule, click
on the Create New icon and to delete a rule. click on the Trash icon. Refer Table 4-3 for detailed
description on Policy Rules fields.
Allocations: Describes to which CDN, an incoming request will be redirected to and percentage load
of requests to be handled by each CDN. To create a new time slot, click on the Create New icon and
to delete a time slot, click on the Trash icon specified next to the time slot. To create a new CDN-load
row for a particular time slot, click on the Create New icon and to delete a CDN-load row, click on
the Trash icon specified next to the CDN-load row.
Start Time
Indicates the start time of a particular time slot in
the format hh:mm:ss
End Time
Indicates the end time of a particular time slot in
the format hh:mm:ss
Note
CDN
From CDN drop-down list, choose a CDN handle
the incoming request
Load
Specify the percentage load to be handled by the
corresponding CDN.
Note
Step 5
The time range specified in the policy
should sum up to a whole day i.e., from
00:00:00 to 23:59:59
The sum of CDN loads for a particular
time slot should be 100%
Click Submit to save the settings.
Configuring CDN Adaptation Policy
After selecting a particular CDN, the request will need to be redirected to the selected CDN. Various
CDN Adaptation can be peformed on the request for redirection.
Note
The advanced CDN Adaptation Policy can be configured either via Javascript or via VDSM GUI.
For more information about the configuring of CDN Adaptation Policy javascripts, see the
“Configuring CDN Adaptation Policy File” section on page 5-13 Configuration of CDN
Adaptation Policy via VDSM GUI is supported only from release 1.1.
Creating new CDN Adaptation Policy via GUI
User can also define CDN Adaptation policy through GUI which can be assigned to CDN later. One CDN
Adaptation policy can be shared by multiple CDNs.
To create a new CDN Adpation Policy, user need to define at least one URL Rewrite Action and at most
one URL Resign Action. User can also define multiple rules in Policy Rules section and if all policy
rules arematched, regex pattern of URL Rewrite Actions will be checked one by and one and once a
match is found, the match pattern of incoming URL will be replaced by substitute string and the rest of
the URL Rewrite Actions will be ignored. The request process will then move to URL Resign Action if
any.
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Note
In VDS-SB release 1.1, URL Resign is supported for Cisco, Level3 and Limelight CDNs. If URL Resign
Action is defined then the corresponding CDN Adaptation Policy can only be assigned to Generic CDN
or CDN for which the type is same as URL Resign vendor.
To create a new CDN Adaptation Policy, do the following:
Step 1
Choose Services > Content Delivery Networks > Content Delivery Networks > CDN Adaptation
Policies. The CDN Adaptation Policies Table page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The CDN Adaptation Policy Definition page is displayed.
To edit a CDN Adaptation Policy, click the Edit icon next to the CDN Adaptation Policy name.
Step 3
Enter the settings as appropriate. See Table 4-2 for a description of the fields.
Table 4-9
CDN Adaptation Policy Definition Fields
Field
Description
CDN Adaptation Policy Information
Name
Unique name for the CDN Adaptation policy.
Note
Description
The name can consist of alphanumeric
characters, underscore (_) and hyphen (-)
and the maximum length is 256
characters. No spaces are allowed in the
name
Description of the CDN Adaptation policy and the
maximum length of the description can be 256
characters
Policy Rules: A list of rules that is applicable to a CDN Adaptation policy. To create a new rule click
on the Create New icon and to delete a rule click on the Trash icon. Refer Table 4-3 for detailed
description on Policy Rules fields.
URL Rewrite Actions: Set of URL Rewrite actions applied to CDN Adaptation Policy. At least one
rewrite action should be specified. The user can drag and drop the rewrite actions to change their
order.
Regex Pattern
The string pattern to be matched
Substitute String
The substitute string that replaces the matched
string
URL Resign Action: URL Resign Action applied to CDN Adaptation Policy for a specified CDN
Vendor. To enable or disable the URL Resign Action, check or uncheck the checkbox next to to the
CDN Vendor. By default, URL Resign Action is disabled.
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Field
Description
CDN Vendor
The CDN Vendor drop-down list displays all CDN
Vendors. The drop-down list has the following
values:
•
Cisco
•
Level3
•
Limelight
Key ID Owner
Specifies the first index (an integer) into the key
matrix. The range is from 1 to 8 numeric .
Key ID Number
Specifies the second index (an integer) into the
key matrix. The range is from 1 to 8 numeric
value.
Expiry Time
Specifies the seconds from the current time when
the URL expires. The range is from 1 to
9223372036854775807 seconds
Exclude Options
To specify the exclusion option(s) for a URL
Resign Action check or uncheck the
corresponding checkbox. The exclusion options
depending on the CDN Vendor are:
Exclude Client IP: To bypass the Client IP while
URL Signing, check the Exclude Client IP
checkbox. This option applies only to Limelight
CDN.
Exclude Expiry Time: To bypass the Expiry Time
while URL Signing, check the Exclude Expiry
Time checkbox. This option applies only to
Level3 and Limelight CDNs.
Exclude Domain: To bypass the Domain while
URL Signing, check the Exclude Domain
checkbox. This option applies only to Cisco CDN.
Version
The Version drop-down list specifies the hash
algorithm to be used to generate the URL
Signature. By default, 1 is selected The
drop-down list has the following values:
•
0: Choose 0 to use MD5 algorithm
•
1: Choose 1 to use SHA-1 algorithm
•
2: Choose 2 to use SHA-1 algorithm and
remove the protocol from the URL before
signing
•
3: Choose 3 to use Private Key
Note
Step 4
This field is applicable only for Cisco
CDN
Click Submit to save the settings.
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Unassigning CDN from CDN Adaptation Policy
To unassign a CDN from a CDN Adaptation Policy, do the following:
Step 1
Choose Services > Content Delivery Networks > CDN Adaptation Policies > ‘Edit Icon’ > CDN
Assignment. The CDN Assignment Table page is displayed.
Step 1
To unassign a CDN from a CDN Adaptation Policy, Click on the green icon next to the CDN name.
Step 2
Click Submit to save the settings.
Note
CDN Adaptation Policy cannot be deleted if any CDN is using it.
Assigning CDN Adaptation Policy for CDN
The two methods to configure CDN Adaptation policies for a particular CDN are:
•
Using policies to specify configuration
•
Using file to specify configuration
The user can either select one CDN Adaptation policy file or assign multiple CDN Adaptation policies
for a particular CDN.
Note
Before downgrade to release 1.0, user must ensure that the CDN Adaptation policy settings is set to
Using File method.
To assign CDN Adaptation Policy for BFQDN, do the following
Step 1
Choose Services > Content Delivery Networks > Content Delivery Networks > ‘Edit Icon’ >
Adaptation Policy Settings. The Adaptation Policy Settings page is displayed. The default method is
Using file to specify configuration. The user can switch between Using policy to specify configuration
and Using file to specify configuration by clicking on Change Method button.
Step 2
If the user chooses Use Policies to specify configuration, do the following.
Step 3
To assign all available CDN Adaptation Policies for a CDN click on Assign button and to unassign all
available CDN Adaptation Policies from a CDN click on Unassign button.
Step 4
To assign a particular CDN Adaptation Policy for a CDN either drag the corresponding policy row from
Available CDN Adaptation Policies section to Assigned CDN Adaptation Policies section or click on
Assign Policy button . To unassign a particular CDN Adaptation Policy from a CDN click on Unassign
Policy button.
Note
All Assigned CDN Adaptation Policies for a particular CDN type (Cisco or Velocix)must have the same
CDN vendor type for URL Resign Action or have no URL Resign Action defined for a policy while the
Assigned CDN Adaptation policies for a generic CDN can have any vendor type for URL Resign Action.
Step 5
To change the order of CDN Adaptation Policies in Assigned CDN Policies section drag and drop the
assigned policy row.
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Note
A default CDN Adaptation policy is created along with CDN which is always available at the bottom of
all assigned CDN Adaptation policies. This policy can be edited by clicking on the Edit icon next to
default policy name. The purpose of this default CDN Adaptation policy is to ensure that there is at least
one matched CDN Adaptation policy and the incoming requests can be processed correctly. Default
CDN Adaptation Policy is dedicated for a particular CDN and will not be shown in CDN Adaptation
Policies list page.
Note
The default CDN Adaptation policy cannot be deleted and removed from assigned policies for CDN. No
new policy rules can be defined though the user can modify the URL Rewrite and URL Resign action as
required. By default, there is one URL Rewrite Action that will replace the BFQDN with RFQDN and
no URL Resign Action is defined.
Step 6
If the user chooses, Use File to specify Configuration, the screen refreshes and CDN Adaptation Policy
Files table page is displayed.
Step 7
To assign a CDN Adaptation Policy File to a CDN, Click on the radio button next to the Adaptation
Policy File URL.
Step 8
Click Set File to save the settings. To unassign a CDN from a CDN Adaptation policy file, click Clear
File.
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