You can accelerate all types of networks to speed up the traffic flow running on the corresponding virtual server. After you enable acceleration for a network, the Edge Accelerator instance is created automatically. Edge accelerator is a type of VS built from specific template and aimed to serve as a router for traffic between CDN core and CDN-enabled VSs. Edge Accelerator gives your customers all the benefits of a global CDN without configuring and maintaining a CDN platform. Edge Accelerator requires no modifications to the web applications running on virtual servers. All optimization is entirely automatic so that using minification & lossless compression of pages, scripts, and images, will not modify or reduce the quality of the source content. 

  • This functionality is applicable only to virtual servers and smart servers running on KVM compute resources.
  • For details on how to install Edge Accelerator functionality, refer to Edge Accelerator Deployment sections at Install Compute Resources.

Enable Acceleration for Networks

Enabling acceleration for networks brings the following results:

  • Remote accelerator is created. Two networks cannot be used for one Accelerator simultaneously. Only one Accelerator is created per network.
  • All VSs, which exist in this particular network and have acceleration allowed, become accelerated.

    Accelerator creation usually takes 20 minutes to synchronize between CDN and OnApp. To configure the delay in seconds between executing background tasks, do the following:

    1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu and click the Configuration icon.

    2. Click the Infrastructure tab and edit the CDN sync application setting.

To enable acceleration for networks, do the following:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Edge Accelerator Dashboard icon.
  3. On the screen that loads, click the  button next to the network you want to accelerate.



View Accelerated Networks

To view accelerated networks, do the following:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Edge Accelerator Dashboard icon.
  3. The screen that appears shows the networks in your cloud with the following details:
  • Network - the label of the network
  • Edge accelerator - the ID of the edge accelerator used to accelerate the network
  • Remote Edge Accelerator Status - edge accelerator status, active or inactive
  • Acceleration status - network acceleration status, enabled or disabled.

Click a network's label to view its details.



View Accelerated Network Details

To view details of a network:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Networks icon. The page that loads shows the shared networks in your cloud.
  3. Click the label of the network you are interested in. The screen that loads shows the network's label, identifier, VLAN, and network zone.
    This page also includes the IP nets in the selected network. 

OnApp currently offers two types of IP nets: IP Pool and Manual IP. IP Pool nets are the regular type of IP net in OnApp, they contain IPs assigned to users/VSs and are available during server creation. For information on manual IP nets, refer to Manual IP Nets.  

Click an IP net to view the list of IPs in it with the user and/or VS they are assigned to. To find a particular IP net, type your query in the search box and click the Search button.



Disable Acceleration for Networks

To disable acceleration for networks, do the following:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Edge Accelerator Dashboard icon.
  3. On the screen that loads, click the  button next to the network you want to disable acceleration for.

After the network acceleration has been disabled, you can re-enable it again.


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