[lvs-users] Ldirector Startup Delay

Sameer Garg sameer.garg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 13:07:15 GMT 2009


Hey Brandon,

The slow startup problem then lies with the real server. When
ldirectord is started it does a health check and adds machines to LVS.
So depending upon the page loading time your LVS startup time will
vary.

Sameer

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Brandon Hilkert <bhilkert at vt.edu> wrote:
> Hey Sameer,
>
> We're just using negotiate, not both. Sorry if I made it confusing. Part of
> the problem is that most of our websites are database driven and then page
> we check loads a bunch of data objects, so sometimes during high traffic
> load, it may take 15-20 sec for the page to load, so I have to increase the
> negotiate timeout to something much higher to account for this, or else the
> thing would be failing over constantly. For us, a simple connect check
> wouldn't necessarily be a true test if the website is functioning properly.
> The IP could be up and pass the Ldirector test, but if the page doesn't
> display properly, then it's useless and should certainly failover. We're
> balancing windows machines, and sometimes and they don't just fail like
> that, the IP will be up, but the website wouldn't be displaying.
> Unfortunate, but true...
>
> I've tried to pair the negotiate timeouts with the site itself on a
> case-by-case basis hoping to minimize the delay during startup and failover.
> It seems I don't have much choice. I guess I just have to hope that the
> Ldirectord doesn't randomly go down, but that's why it's on Linux right? :)
>
> Thanks,
> Brandon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sameer Garg" <sameer.garg at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [lvs-users] Ldirector Startup Delay
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>
> Hi Brandon,
>
> I am using LVS in a scenario where we are load balancing 20 different
> subdomains across 40+ machines and have yet to experience a delay. Why
> are you using two types of checks: negotiate and http check? I use
> http and it works like a charm.
>
> Sameer
>
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 1:44 AM, Brandon Hilkert <bhilkert at vt.edu> wrote:
>> We're trying to balance 12 or so sites off this one ldirector box. Because
>> we use the negotiate check method and check for a keyword on a page,
>> sometimes there is a few minute delay when the service starts because it
>> goes site by site and checks each one, then brings it up upon successfully
>> find the keyword.
>>
>> Is there any way to have the service automatically bring everything up and
>> then go into its checking routine, but first assume all the real servers
>> are up?
>>
>> This would help us avoid a few minutes of downtime if the machine/service
>> were to be restarted.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brandon
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