Configuring Scan Load Balancing

To configure load balancing, do the following:
  1. In System Configuration, select Global Configuration Settings > Workflows and Scanning > Scan Configuration > Load Balancing.
  2. The Scan Processing Device Site Assignment page opens.
  3. Select a DCE from the DCE Name Or IP column. The list displays all available DCEs in the current deployment.
  4. In the DCE Scan Overrides dialog box, you can change the global scan default settings if desired:
    1. From the Language drop-down list, select the scan language. Up to five (5) languages or one (1) Asian language can be selected at a time.
      Note: Asian languages can only be active alone, without any other active languages. For example, if Japanese is selected, then no other language can be active at the same time. Asian languages automatically include English recognition, but English does not appear in the Active languages list.
      Note: Due to the large number of OCR languages, slow processing time may occur.
    2. From the Resolution drop-down list, select the scan DPI.
    3. From the Scan type drop-down list, select Color or Monochrome.
    4. From the SPE name or IP drop-down list, select any available SPE node. The selected SPE will accept scan job requests from the DCE selected in the DCE Name Or IP column.
    5. Click OK to save the DCE scan overrides.
  5. Repeat the above process for all DCEs, adding as many SPEs to each DCE as required.
    This process requires advanced knowledge about the requirements of the organization, how many SPEs may be required for any given DCE, and how many threads or OCR capabilities are needed per DCE. The task of assigning DCEs to SPEs should only be performed by systems administrators with this knowledge. Improper configurations can result in longer wait times or resources not being used to their potential.
  6. Click Apply to save the load balancing configuration.