[CentOS] load balancer recommendations
joseph85750 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 20 00:06:45 UTC 2013
Am 19.01.2013 um 21:35 schrieb Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>:
> > Hello all,
> > The question is not necessarily CentOS-specific - but there are lots of
> > bright people on here, and - quite possibly - the final implementation
> > be on CentOS hence I figured I'd ask it here. Here is the situation.
> > I need to configure a Linux-based network load balancer (NLB) solution.
> > idea is this. Let us say I have a public facing load balancer machine
> > an public IP of, say, 188.8.131.52. It is to receive the traffic (let's
> > HTTP traffic) and then route it to two private HTTP servers, let's say,
> > 192.168.10.10 and 192.168.10.11. It has to have persistence - i.e., be
> > state- and session-aware. If for whatever reason one of the servers goes
> > down the remaining pool shares all the traffic in some fashion (be it
> > robin, saturation based, whatever).
> > We have tried Vyatta ( http://vyatta.org/ ) and ZeroShell (
> > http://www.zeroshell.org/ ) and both are very good but their NLB seems
> > be externally facing (i.e., you have several internet connections and are
> > trying to divide your traffic between them). What we need is an
> > facing" one, if I may say so.
> > Any advice on what may help us would be greatly appreciated.
I've had pretty good luck with Barracuda load balancers.. You can configure them to keep a user session on a single server, which is often desired, and spread new connections to other servers as they arrive.
The only problem I had with them, ironically, was they would crash if I purchased their "Live Updates" feature. It's some sort of auto updating black-list service you can buy which helps protect the device and your resources. But after I disabled that, the device has been rock solid. Been working great since about 2006.
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