If I were looking for a load balancer to run on a Linux – specifically, CentOS – machine – what would you recommend?
Am 28.09.2012 16:45, schrieb Boris Epstein:
Alexander Dalloz wrote:
And webseal, part of IBM’s Tivoli, is NOT something you want to use.
You need to be more specific about your requirements. There are basic IP-based load balancers such as Piranha, and more advanced layer 7
balancers such as HAproxy. They all have benefits and drawbacks, so without any further requirements, your question cannot be meaningfully answered.
What kind of traffic are you balancing? If HTTP, then do you also need HTTPS support? What about session affinity? What kind of backend application are you using, and will it support balancing as well?
❧ Brian Mathis
From: Boris Epstein
We use (an old) keepalived/ipvs in direct routing here… Works fine; except for the apparent lack of good (up to date) documentation.
If you’re talking about web traffic, I’d recommend Varnish: cache and load-balancer in one application.