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Old 04-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Please explain about VIP (Virtual IP) and real IP address used for load balancing. How they work and how to configure real IP.
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That's actually a rather in depth answer, very much dependent on the load balancing solution used.

In a nutshell, you have a load balancer that takes incoming traffic and routes it to the appropriate server listed. There are a number of ways of determining where it gets routed, be it simple round robin, random, or a weighting system.

In most cases your VIP, or virtual ip, will float between two load balancers as a form of redundancy.

As I said above this is a rather generic question, and the more detail you provide, the more detailed of an answer we can give.


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