page allows you to configure the cache settings for the ALB-X. The page
is organised is in the sections below:

Cache Settings


Maximum Cache Size (MB):

Maximum RAM that the Cache
can consume.
The edgeNEXUS Cache is an in-memory cache that is also periodically
backed onto hard disk to maintain cache persistence after restarts,
reboots and shutdowns. This means that the maximum cache size must fit
within the memory footprint of the appliance (rather than disk space)
and should be no more than half of available memory.

Desired Cache Size(MB):

Optimum RAM that the Cache
will be trimmed to.
While the maximum cache size represents the absolute upper boundary of
the cache, the desired cache size is intended as the optimum size that
the cache should attempt to attain whenever an automatic or manual
check on the cache size is made.
The gap between the maximum and desired cache size exists to
accommodate the arrival and overlap of new content between periodic
checks on cache size for the purpose of trimming expired content. Once
again, it may be more effective to accept the default value (30 MB) and
periodically review the size of the cache under “Monitor ->
” for appropriate sizing.

Default Cache Time

Life of content without an
explicit expiry value.
The default caching time is the period content will be stored in the
cache for items that don’t have a “no-store” directive, but also have
no explicit expiry time in the traffic header.
The field entry takes
the form “D/HH:MM” – so an entry of “1/00:00” (the default) means to
store the item for one day, “01:00” for one hour and “00:01” for one

Cachable HTTP Response

HTTP responses that will
be cached:

200 – Standard
response for successful HTTP requests
Headers are not definitive, but are gathered from a local or a 3rd
party copy
301 – The
requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URL
304 – Not
modified since the last request & locally cached copy should be
used instead
Resource is no longer available at the server and no forwarding address
is known
This field should be edited with caution as the most common cacheable
response codes are already listed

Cache Checking Time

Interval between cache
trim operation

Cache-Fill Count:

This is a helper facility to help fill the cache when a certain number of 304’s have been detected

Apply Cache Rule

This section allows you to apply a cache rule to a domain:

  • Add domain manually with the Add Records button.
    This maybe a fully qualified domain name or an IP address in dotted
    decimal notation. Example or
  • Click the dropdown arrow and choose your domain from the
  • The list will be populated so long as traffic has passed
    through a virtual service and a caching
    has been applied to the virtual service
  • Choose your cache rule by double clicking on the Caching Rulebase
    column and selecting from the list

Create Cache Rule

This section allows you to create a number of different caching rules
that can then be applied to a domain:

  • Click Add
     and give your rule a name and
  • You can either type you conditions in manually or use the
    Add Condition

To add a condition using the Selection Rulebase:

  • Choose Include or Exclude
  • Choose All
    JPEG Images
  • Click on the +
  • You will see that
    include *.jpg
    has now been added to the conditions
  • You can add more conditions. If you choose to do this
    manually you need to add each condition on a NEW line. Please
    note that your rules will display on the same line until you click in
    the Conditions box then they will show on a separate line

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