Configure ODRs

We can configure an on demand router (ODR) to determine how it handles failure scenarios and tunes certain work requests. We can configure the connections and requests to the application server, configure the requests that must be rejected, define how error responses are handled, and specify the location of the proxy logs. The configuration of the ODR in the DMZ is not supported.

We must first create an ODR, a proxy with advanced capabilities that Intelligent Management uses to route work to application server nodes. For more information, read about creating ODRs.

We can define the configuration of the ODR by editing its proxy configuration. Define the configuration further by clicking Servers > Server types > On demand routers > odr_name > On demand router properties > On demand router settings. Note that the configuration of the ODR in the DMZ is not supported. To configure ODRs to perform an SSL offload, read about configuring SSL offload for all HTTPS traffic. For information on other custom properties, read about on demand router system and custom properties.

  1. Configure the ODRs. For more information, read about proxy server settings and refer to the overview of custom error page policy. The Intelligent Management-specific field for Compression Policy information follows.

  2. Compression Policy. Check Enable to enables the compression of the HTTP response message body before sending it to the client. Choices include:

    Option Description
    gzip-only Compress the response using the gzip compression mechanism. The response is compressed only if it is acceptable to the client, based on the Accept-Encoding request header.
    deflate-only Compress the response using the deflate compression mechanism. The response is compressed only if it is acceptable to the client, based on the Accept-Encoding request header.
    auto-only Use either gzip, deflate, or no compression as determined by the client preference.


What to do next

After creating and configure the ODR and apply any configuration parameters, we can define the ability to route work to nodes that are not a part of the Intelligent Management environment.


Related concepts

  • Overview of request flow prioritization
  • Overview of the custom error page policy


    Related tasks

  • Create ODRs
  • Configure SSL offload for all HTTPS traffic
  • Proxy server settings
  • Configure the on demand router for multi-cluster failover and load balancing routing

  • createodr.jacl script
  • Intelligent Management: administrative roles and privileges


    Related information:

  • Intelligent Management: on demand router system and custom properties