Accelerator

Starting from OnApp 6.0, you can accelerate all types of networks to speed up the traffic flow running for the corresponding virtual server. After you enable acceleration for a network, the Accelerator instance is created automatically. Accelerator is a new type of VS, which is built from specific template and is aimed to serve as a router for traffic between CDN core and CDN-enabled Virtual Servers. Accelerator gives your customers all the benefits of a global CDN without any of the hassle of configuring and maintaining a CDN platform. Accelerator requires no modifications to the web applications running on virtual servers. All optimization is entirely automatic, and 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 or Xen compute resources.
  • For details on how to install Accelerator functionality, refer to Accelerator Deployment at Install Compute Resources.



View Accelerated Networks


To view accelerated networks, do the following:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Accelerator icon.
  3. The screen that appears shows the networks in your cloud with the following details:
  • Network - the label of the network
  • Accelerator - the ID of the accelerator used to accelerate the network
  • Remote Accelerator Status - 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 it 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.


Enable Acceleration for Networks


Enabling acceleration for networks brings the following results:

  • Remote accelerator is created. Two networks can not be used for one Accelerator simultaneously. Only one Accelerator is created per network.
  • All VSs that 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 Accelerator icon.
  3. On the screen that loads, click the  button next to the network you want to accelerate.



Disable Acceleration for Networks


To disable acceleration for networks, do the following:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Accelerator 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.