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To transition to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Traffic Management, you will need to note your current Dyn Traffic Director load balancing configurations. Use the instructions below to locate this configuration information.


We recommend that upon acquiring an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account, you begin replicating the Dyn Traffic Director service using the OCI traffic steering policies prior to delegating to the OCI nameservers.

Locate Load Balancing Configurations in Dyn Traffic Director

  1. Log into your Dyn account.
  2. Click Overview or Manage DNS.
  3. Click Manage beside the zone where you want to view the Traffic Director service.
  4. Click Services on the menu bar.
  5. Click Manage in the Actions column for the Traffic Director node you want to view.
  6. In the Service Controls section, note the following information:
  • Label – The service name.
  • TTL – The Time to Live for responses from the steering policy.
  • Attached nodes – The attached domain names.
  1. In the Response Pools section, note the following information:
  • Serve Count – The number of IPs served per DNS request from the list of available IPs.
  • Label – The record name.
  • Record Type – The record type that will be provided as the answer.
  • For A records, note the Address.
  • For CNAME records, note the Hostname.
  • Weight – The number used to determine how often an answer is served in relation to other answers.
  • Record Serve Mode – Indicates the behavior of each host if a Health Performance Check shows that an IP address is down.
  1. In the Monitors section, note the following:
  • Label – The name of the monitor.
  • Probe Interval – The period of time between health checks of the IP host.
  • Protocol – The network protocol used to interact with your endpoint.
  • Port – The port for the monitor to look for a connection.
  • Path – The specific path on the target to be monitored.
  • Retries – The maximum time to wait for a reply before marking the health check as failed.
  • Headers – The request header name and value.

Create a Load Balancer Traffic Management Policy in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

To create a new Traffic Management Load Balancer Policy in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, see “To create a Load Balancer policy” in Managing Traffic Management Steering Policies.

Important Information

Review the following information before replicating your Load Balancer policy in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Retries – The Retries field in Dyn Traffic Director lets users increase the number of health check locations for a wider range of vantage points. This increases the number of monitoring probes overall, providing greater accuracy. Increasing the Timeout value in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Traffic Management allows more time for the probes to receive a response from endpoints.
  • User Defined Timeouts – Dyn’s Managed DNS monitoring timeout value was set at 10 seconds. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Health Checks allows users to choose a 10-, 20-, 30-, or 60-second timeout. The recommended Health Check interval is 60 seconds. It is recommended that you set the timeout value lower than the health check interval.
  • Path – HTTP/HTTPS protocols in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Health Checks require a 200-response code in order to consider an endpoint as healthy.
  • Protocols If you are using TCP or SMTP monitoring in Traffic Director, you will need to leverage either HTTP/s or Ping in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Traffic Management.
  • Serve Count In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Traffic Management, serve count can only be set to a value of 1 for Failover, Geolocation, and Prefix/ASN templates; however, the load balancing template can be increased above 1. For users that require an increased serve count on their policies, it is recommended that you manage the serve count using the API, where custom templates can be leveraged. Contact for alternative implementations during migration. Once fully migrated, contact
  • Min Eligible Currently, the Min Eligible value cannot be defined in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Steering policy templates.
    Note: For Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Traffic Steering, the Min Eligible value (the number of healthy endpoints for a pool to remain available) is locked at 1 at this time.

Use the following table to identify equivalent information in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Dyn Traffic Director includes some fields that are not available in the Traffic Management Steering service.

Dyn Traffic Director Field
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Equivalent Field
Dyn Traffic Director Location
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Traffic Management Location
Label Policy Name
Serve Count Maximum Answer Count
Label (record) Name
Record type Type
Address (A records), Hostname (CNAME records) RDATA
Weight Weight
Record Serve Mode Eligible
Label Health Check Name

Probe Interval Interval
Protocol Protocol
Port Port
Path Path
Retries Timeout
Headers Header Name and Value
Note: The Method field is not available in Dyn Traffic Director.
Attached Nodes Subdomain
Zone Zone