Cisco CSS 11000 Series Content Services Switches

Configuring Proxy Caching on the CSS 11000

Document ID: 12640

Updated: Jan 31, 2006



The Cisco Content Services Switch (CSS) series can support smart proxy and transparent caching. The Cisco Content Services Switch can also support Web acceleration through intelligent reverse-proxy caching. There are several balancing methods available, which depend on how you like to distribute data over the caches (for example, whole URL, URL string, whole domain name, domain string, and so on). The Cisco Content Services Switch automatically builds a list of known cacheable objects. It is possible for the list to be modified, but much of the work is reduced.

This document provides a sample configuration for proxy caching.



There are no specific requirements for this document.

Components Used

This document is not restricted to specific software and hardware versions.

The information presented in this document was created from devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command before you use it.


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In this section, you are presented with the information to configure the features described in this document.

Network Diagram

This document uses the network setup shown in the diagram here:



The proxy clients come in on the proxy port (8080), and are mapped to the cache server on port 80 in this configuration. Generic servers can be used to emulate the proxy servers. The Web servers can be replaced with cache servers if they are available.

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!************************** CIRCUIT **************************

circuit VLAN1

  ip address

!************************** SERVICE **************************

service Origin1

  ip address  

  keepalive frequency 60

  port 80


service PCacheServer1

  ip address  

  keepalive frequency 60

  type proxy-cache

  port 80


service PCacheServer2

  ip address  

  keepalive frequency 60

  type proxy-cache

  port 80


!*************************** OWNER ***************************


  content L5_Proxy

    vip address

    protocol tcp

    port 8080

    add service PCacheServer1

    add service PCacheServer2

    url "/*"

    balance urlhash



This section provides information you can use to confirm your configuration functions properly.

Since a real cache server is not used for the proxy cache test, append :8080 to the URL. For example,


There is currently no specific information available on how to troubleshoot this configuration.

Related Information

Updated: Jan 31, 2006
Document ID: 12640