Setting Up “XR” (Crossroads) Load Balancer for Web Servers on RHEL/CentOS

Crossroads is a service independent, open source load balance and fail-over utility for Linux and TCP based services. It can be used for HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SMTP and DNS etc. This article will walk through the process of setting up ‘XR’ (Crossroads) a open source load balancer in RHEL/CentOS for load balancing web server traffic.