[CentOS] load balancer recommendations

Sun Jan 20 00:18:57 UTC 2013
Joseph Spenner <joseph85750 at yahoo.com>

From: Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>

To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> 
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] load balancer recommendations


Did you mean this:


But this looks like an integrated solution, hardware and software. I am
just looking for the software part.


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Joseph Spenner <joseph85750 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> 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.

Yes.  It might be worth just getting the whole canned solution, though.  It is Linux based.
At the time, the thing was about $1800, which isn't really that bad, and it just works.  There's a web interface to configure it, and it's relatively intuitive.

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