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Old 11-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
aevtech
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Hello,

I am trying to learn how to set up a Load Balancer for a small web cluster.

I was told I could use Pulse, Piranha and CentOS 6. I have been looking for some HOWTOS on getting this done but none I have been been clear, or complete.

Are there any HOWTOS or recommendations anyone would suggestions that can help show me how to do a 2 load balancer set up (One Activate and one Fail Over) for three web server?

Thank you so much for the help!
 
Old 11-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #2
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Hello,
I am trying to learn how to set up a Load Balancer for a small web cluster. I was told I could use Pulse, Piranha and CentOS 6. I have been looking for some HOWTOS on getting this done but none I have been been clear, or complete.

Are there any HOWTOS or recommendations anyone would suggestions that can help show me how to do a 2 load balancer set up (One Activate and one Fail Over) for three web server?
You mention CentOS, but is that the OS you're using? And while you COULD use pulse and piranha, you could also use the standard Apache mod_proxy_balancer module. The Apache documentation is a good place to start:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod..._balancer.html

...since it has examples and explanations. There are also how-to guides for using it:
http://www.modcfml.org/index.cfm/ins...che-on-centos/
http://www.openlogic.com/wazi/bid/188013/

And personally, I'd configure heartbeat to do the failover of the load-balancer, but that's personal preference. These are all separate pieces, so there will not be a single 'complete' document showing you how to do exactly what you want. The number of servers is also irrelevant, since the load balancer can be handling loads for 20 servers, and heartbeat doesn't care what services it stops/starts to keep things working.
 
Old 11-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Hello,

Yes I am using the latest version of CentOS 6.4

I was told for now to use Pulse and Piranha but I will look at your suggestions as well. I believe the reason they told me to use Piranha is because it has a web interface to configure everything which they had recommended me to use for now until I get into the flow of things than I can do it manually. I will look at all the above options and try them out and see how it does.

Thank you very much for your help!!!
 
Old 11-27-2013, 05:25 AM   #4
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I use haproxy , and it works quite well for me.
 
  


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