[CentOS] load balancer recommendations

Sun Jan 20 13:40:55 UTC 2013
Johnny Tan <johnnydtan at gmail.com>

On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Brian Mathis <
brian.mathis+centos at betteradmin.com> wrote:

> Add another vote for HAproxy.  It's excellent at what it does, as long
> as it meets your requirements.  It's main purpose is to load balance
> HTTP traffic, and it can maintain session using a cookie.  It will
> monitor each server and remove it from rotation if it goes down.  It
> also has methods to place servers into maintenance mode.
> It doesn't really handle SSL (though they have been working on it for
> newer versions), but that can be handled by using Apache or nginx as
> the front-end termination point for SSL, and reverse proxy into
> haproxy.
> It also does generic TCP load balancing, but I don't use it so can't
> comment on that.

Also throwing in my vote with HAProxy, as it meets all of the (thus-far
listed) requirements of the OP. The TCP loadbalancing works great, similar
to the HTTP balancing.