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#1 Cranston

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:44 AM

Hi all,

I have multiple webserver based on linux and I’m looking for loadbalancer solutions.
I have no experience with load balancing so far apart from haproxy which I have installed on two Ubuntu servers in my home lab.

There are so many different solutions (hard- /and Software) but I didn't find any up to date book or something like that.
Any idea what kind of available solutions might be the right one? Any materials?

Thanks for your help!


Cheers  :yo:

Edited by Cranston, 13 April 2015 - 07:45 AM.


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#2 Cranston

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:12 PM

Come on guys, are you kidding me?

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#3 ramindia

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:16 PM

How about BiG IP,

or reverse proxy on Linux

PM me will help you.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:14 AM

if you are looking at open source solution i would advise
to check out

http://www.linuxvirtualserver.org/
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#5 hanoon

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 04:25 PM

haproxy is your best bet

#6 HermanToothrot

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 05:49 PM

You could always test out the trials of F5 BIG-IP and Kemp Loadmaster, to see if they're to your liking. They're available as VMs.

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 06:40 PM

I am using Netscaler.  It works well.

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#8 jagzph

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:30 AM

for commercial I bet with F5 LTM

for open source

haproxy
nginx
varnish (cache and load balancer)

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 09:47 AM

I would look at varnish for load balancing and nginx if you need SSL offloading.

Commercial solutions are also an option but way more expensive. Given you have some linux experience, I would go for open source as you company seems to allow for that. Some companies don't want open source solutions as it will be harder to maintain knowledge about the setup should you leave the company.

#10 ksreddy2506

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:56 AM

How about GSLB (Citrix's)? Can we use that?

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:18 PM

haproxy (http://www.haproxy.org) is what you want to use. it is well supported on linux and is not too difficult to get a basic set up running. it's used by some HUGE providers so there is a lot of information available on stack exchange and other places if you run into trouble.  haproxy is also what powers the load balancer built into vmware NSX.

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#12 Tommetje

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:12 PM

It could be haproxy is so popular with huge providers because it's free, solid and old. Varnish is more recent and why would a big provider switch from the haproxy they know and love for varnish (or something else) that they don't know that well and which isn't as proven as something as old as haproxy.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:55 PM

HAProxy, on the other hand, is built for load-balancing, and supports
  • round robin (with weighting)
  • a static round robin approach
  • least connections
  • first server available
  • bucketing based on source
  • bucketing based on URI
  • bucketing based on a URL parameter
  • bucketing based on an HTTP header
  • bucketing based on a cookie
Whether or not Varnish's load-balancing is sufficient depends on your needs, but it certainly hasn't superseded HAProxy.

Edited by JACKDAO, 22 May 2019 - 02:56 PM.





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