The Content Service Groups Layer

A Group represents a collection of local servers that are to be load-balanced. A service is a destination location where a piece of content resides physically (a local or remote server and port). Using the tests attached to the Content Service Groups layer, you can do the following:

  • Determine the current status of the server groups configured on the Cisco CSS;
  • Analyze the load on the server groups being load balanced by Cisco CSS;
  • Know the current status of each of the services configured for a group;
  • Understand how frequently requests were directed to each of the services.

Figure 1 : The tests mapped to the Content Service Groups layer