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Old 08-10-2004, 09:25 AM   #1
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Network Load Balancing

I have a need to set up multiple servers (6), running WebSphere, and load balanced. Is there a way to set up a Linux server to load balance similar to network load balancing in Windows 2003 Server? I know we can use a hardware appliance to load balance, so is there any disadvantage to using software load balancing vs. an appliance? Thanks!
Old 08-10-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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you can always use round robin for your dns entry. so every lookup to the domain name will return a different server. this is typically used for web servers where lots of different users look up the host name.

Though this is not very useful for small networks with only a few users.

But i am not 100% sure what you are trying to do, so more information would be nice .


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