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Re: Apache clustering w/ load balancing and failover

On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 02:49, Shri Shrikumar wrote:
> Hi,
> I am looking to implement an Apache cluster with Load Balancing and
> failover and after going through several options, the only one that is
> not too complex and does everything that I need seems to be pen
> http://siag.nu/pen/
> I am curious about other peoples experience with this / other clustering
> software. I have already looked at software like lvs / heartbeat but it
> feels like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

Personally I would suggest LVS / keepalived - IMHO it's the most robust
and powerful solution you can currently get. Definitely worth a look...

It's not as hard to setup as you think - you need a little bit of
experience for planing your cluster setup, but the software installation
and configuration is probably the easier part.

I installed/run multiple clusters, some with quite a lot of traffic
(well, that's what load-balancing is good for) some just needed the HA
features. No serious problems with keepalived and no problems at all
with LVS.

best regards,
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