[unisog] Dell LoadBalancer's?

John Sellens jsellens at generalconcepts.com
Thu Mar 20 14:11:31 GMT 2003

| Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 20:01:09 -0500
| From: Steve Bernard <sbernard at gmu.edu>
| I'm curious, does anyone know of a free, open source load balancing 
| solution that provides something more than simple round-robin request 
| redirection? I'd love to find a usable, free lb tool but, plain vanilla 
| round-robin redirection is too simplistic. There don't seem to be any 
| tools for tasks like client IP pass-through, connection multiplexing, 
| SSL offload, cookie/token insertion, weighting of nodes or pools, 
| health/availability checking, advanced load balancing methods, Layer 7 
| decision making capability, a bridging-mode, or the tools to manage 
| everything effectively. I'm aware of individual capabilities within 
| Apache, Tomcat, and Squid to balance HTTP requests using various 
| methods, and of using round-robin DNS as well but, none of these provide 
| what I consider to be an "enterprise" load-balancer.

I haven't used them myself, but you might want to look at
- Eddie http://Eddie.sourceforge.net/
- mod_backhand from JHU may not be enough for your needs
- pound is a front-end proxy/filter with simple load balancing

Hope this helps - cheers!

jsellens at generalconcepts.com

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