Experience with Open Source load balancers?
Jeff Neuffer Jr
jneufferjr at gmail.com
Tue May 17 13:05:44 CDT 2011
We've use Linux LVS for many many years with success.
On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Welch, Bryan <Bryan.Welch at arrisi.com>wrote:
> Greetings all.
> I've been tasked with comparing the use of open source load balancing
> software against commercially available off the shelf hardware such as F5,
> which is what we currently use. We use the load balancers for traditional
> load balancing, full proxy for http/ssl traffic, ssl termination and
> certificate management, ssl and http header manipulation, nat, high
> availability of the physical hardware and stateful failover of the tcp
> sessions. These units will be placed at the customer prem supporting our
> applications and services and we'll need to support them accordingly.
> Now my "knee jerk" reaction to this is that it's a really bad idea. It is
> the heart and soul of our data center network after all. However, once I
> started to think about it I realized that I hadn't had any real experience
> with this solution beyond tinkering with it at home and reading about it in
> years past.
> Can anyone offer any operational insight and real world experiences with
> these solutions?
> TIA, replies off list are welcomed.
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