1 Reply Latest reply: May 14, 2017 10:59 PM by kochierster riverbed RSS

Connection History report - Cause of 'Forwarded Connections'

Ken Vance



We have a customer with two DCs, each with an in-path serial cluster in active/backup with datastore warming.

In the Connection History reports on both we see by far the highest values are forwarded connections.

From the guides, these 'forwarded' connections are defined as:

'Displays the total number of connections forwarded by the connection-forwarding neighbor managing the connection.'


Now we have connection-forwarding enabled between the DC Steelheads but the CF report itself shows practically nothing.

Can anyone tell me where to find other information on these forwarded connections and maybe an indication as to the cause?


ie: source/destination or even direction the connection is forwarded (ie: into DC or out of DC) for example?


Could it include connections forwarded/proxied to (for example) an email cluster or connections to a web proxy which cannot be optimised for example?


We have significant optimisation occurring so I'm a bit puzzled as to the cause.




Ken Vance