Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

More on LinuxToday


Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer...

Mar 04, 2008, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Oliver Meyer)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This document describes how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Fedora 8. The load balancer acts between the user and two (or more) Apache web servers that hold the same content. The load balancer passes the requests to the web servers and it also checks their health. If one of them is down, all requests will automatically be redirected to the remaining web server(s). In addition to that, the two load balancer nodes monitor each other using heartbeat. If the master fails, the slave becomes the master--users won't notice any disruption of the service. HAProxy is session-aware--you can use it with any web application that makes use of sessions like forums, shopping carts, etc..."

Complete Story

Related Story:
Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer... On Debian Etch(Oct 30, 2007)