Experience with Open Source load balancers?
paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
Tue May 17 13:41:22 CDT 2011
On 05/17/2011 08:23 AM, Tom Hill wrote:
>> I've worked with open source and commercial solutions, and while the
>> open source systems were almost always far more flexible, and cheaper
>> up front, they certainly required more work to get going.. Once setup
>> and running though both types of solutions had pretty equal amounts of
>> maintenance, with the commercial solutions requiring somewhat less
>> time/babysitting for upgrades and to enable or use new features or
> I worry far more about upgrades to proprietary appliances (where it's
> often the whole system image), than I do about a few package updates on
> a Linux machine (followed by a service restart, or two).
> But still, pretty well worded. :)
Can't speak for other brands these days but F5s have two hard disks in
them. You can upgrade the software on the hot-spare, boot off that and
confirm everything is working. If it isn't you can just switch back.
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