[lvs-users] LVS vs commercial LB in critical environment

Joseph Mack NA3T jmack at wm7d.net
Fri Nov 20 16:49:38 GMT 2009

On Fri, 20 Nov 2009, Siim Põder wrote:

> Basically, they are saying that everyone else is using 
> commercial tools and therefore we should, too.

this is impossible to counter as there is no data in this 
argument. The managers are saying that they're not going to 
use technical considerations in the decision, but 
unmeasurable fear. If you accept this as the basis for a 
discussion, then you'll loose. I work in this sort of 
environment and have lost every time I'm afraid and have had 
to deal with crap software from vendors. The managers are 
insulated from the folly of their decisions and the results 
(not having to deal with or see any problems) have justified 
their decisions.

The approach I would take is to present the number of 
machines/packets you've processed and tell them the problems 
(time lost) you've had. Ask them for numbers from actual 
installations of the proprosed software/hardware (not the 
marketing from the vendor).


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