[lvs-users] setting up LVS for maximum incoming FTP throughput?

Malcolm Turnbull malcolm at loadbalancer.org
Fri Aug 27 22:09:02 BST 2010


Tomasz,

How about round robin DNS (multiple A records) to 3 IPs each of which
is an LVS VIP (on separate hardware) with an Intel 10GB card?
Each individual connection would stick to the same server using source IP.





On 27 August 2010 21:48, Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo at wpkg.org> wrote:
>
> I would like to set up LVS to provide maximum possible throughput for
> _incoming_ FTP traffic (up to 20 Gb/s).
>
>
> With only outgoing traffic, the setup would be easy: just set up
> everything in DR mode, and any outgoing traffic would go directly to the
> internet.
>
>
> As here, the majority of traffic is incoming, pushing everything through
> the balancer would make a single bottleneck on the director.
>
>
> How do you setup high throughput systems with majority of incoming
> traffic? One can be tempted to use round robin DNS, but it has its own
> set of flaws.
>
>
> The setup is as below (servers have 1 Gbit cards):
>
>                             /------realserver (FTP) 1
> internet 20 Gbit -- director ------realserver (FTP) .
>                             \------realserver (FTP) n
>                     (backup
>                    director)
>
>
> FTP has control and data connection traffic, so it can play a role in my
> setup.
>
>
> --
> Tomasz Chmielewski
> http://wpkg.org
>
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