LVS article in Linux Magazine
There is a nice feature story in Linux Magazine called "Coping with Traffic" by Steve Suering.
It describes how to build LVS clusters.
The story starts with a short overview of the LVS architecture.
It covers Features and Benifits.
It also covers the routing implementations and different types of load balancing alogrithms used.
LVS load balancing alogrithms
Weighted Least Connections
Destination Hashing ("director desides which server to use by looking up the destination IP adderess in a static hash table.")
Soure Hashing ("director decides which server to use by looking up the source IP address in a static hash table.")
In the end of the artical is a Installation, Configuration and testing section.
The author states that for the installation of the LVS there are only 4 steps:
patch the kernel
install perl module
installing admin. software for the LVS
making the configuration file
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