[CentOS] Load balancing...

David Brian Chait dchait at invenda.com
Fri Mar 4 00:51:06 UTC 2011

> Can anyone help me hash out how best to load balance a website that is getting considerable traffic?  In the past I only have experience with
> BigIP where you have a load balancing device that keeps track and send traffic to the best server possible at the time. This was a proprietary
> system that I think was something Dell rebranded.

Does the app require session state maintenance (sticky connections)? If so then round robin DNS would essentially break your application. There are a lot of low cost load balancing solutions out there that would do a far better job in a production environment...see:




Both offer devices in the sub-$2,000 range.

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