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Manual Chapter: Accelerating Traffic with the HTTP Class Profile
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About the HTTP Class profile

An application that runs on a virtual server accelerates all HTTP traffic. You can, however, use an HTTP Class profile to classify types of HTTP traffic for the WebAccelerator™ system to accelerate, by specifying hosts, paths, headers, and cookies.

Important: Although you can use the HTTP Class profile to classify the types of HTTP traffic to accelerate, the HTTP Class profile overrides the Web Acceleration profile on the virtual server. Acceleration of HTTP traffic with the WebAccelerator system should primarily be configured through a Web Acceleration profile, instead of the HTTP Class profile.

Accelerating traffic for WebAccelerator applications with the HTTP Class profile

Prerequisite: A Web Acceleration profile configured with an enabled WebAccelerator™ application.
The HTTP class profile uses the HTTP header, cookie, host, and path to classify and accelerate traffic for applications that are running on a virtual server.
Important: If you configure an HTTP Class profile to accelerate traffic with the WebAccelerator system, the HTTP Class profile overrides settings configured on the virtual server for a WebAccelerator application in the Web Acceleration profile.
  1. On the Main tab, click Local Traffic > Profiles > Protocol > HTTP Class. The HTTP Class profile list screen opens.
  2. Click Create. The New HTTP Class Profile screen opens.
  3. In the Name field, type a name for the profile. Names must begin with a letter, and can contain only letters, numbers, and the underscore (_) character.
  4. From the Parent Profile list, select a profile from which the new profile inherits properties.
  5. Select the Custom check box for Configuration. The settings in the Configuration area become available for configuring.
  6. Optional: From the Hosts list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  7. Optional: From the URI Paths list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  8. Optional: From the Headers list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  9. Optional: From the Cookies list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  10. Select the Custom check box for Actions. The settings in the Actions area become available for configuring.
  11. From the Send To list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • None.
    • Pool.
    • Redirect to.
  12. From the WebAccelerator list, select Accelerate.
    Note: Configuring the HTTP Class profile to accelerate traffic with the WebAccelerator system overrides Web Acceleration profile settings on the virtual server.
  13. Click Finished.
An HTTP Class profile enables the WebAccelerator system, as configured to run on a virtual server.

Bypassing traffic for WebAccelerator applications with the HTTP Class profile

Prerequisite: A Web Acceleration profile configured with an enabled WebAccelerator™ application.
The HTTP class profile can bypass the WebAccelerator system for applications that are running on a virtual server.
Important: If you configure an HTTP Class profile to bypass the WebAccelerator system, the HTTP Class profile overrides settings configured on the virtual server for a WebAccelerator application in the Web Acceleration profile.
  1. On the Main tab, click Local Traffic > Profiles > Protocol > HTTP Class. The HTTP Class profile list screen opens.
  2. Click Create. The New HTTP Class Profile screen opens.
  3. In the Name field, type a name for the profile. Names must begin with a letter, and can contain only letters, numbers, and the underscore (_) character.
  4. From the Parent Profile list, select a profile from which the new profile inherits properties.
  5. Select the Custom check box for Configuration. The settings in the Configuration area become available for configuring.
  6. Optional: From the Hosts list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  7. Optional: From the URI Paths list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  8. Optional: From the Headers list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  9. Optional: From the Cookies list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • Match All.
    • Match Only.
  10. Select the Custom check box for Actions. The settings in the Actions area become available for configuring.
  11. From the Send To list, select and configure one of the following options, as applicable:
    • None.
    • Pool.
    • Redirect to.
  12. In the WebAccelerator list, select Bypass.
    Note: Configuring the HTTP Class profile to bypass the WebAccelerator system overrides Web Acceleration profile settings on the virtual server.
  13. Click Finished.
An HTTP Class profile enables the WebAccelerator system, as configured to run on a virtual server.
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