[lvs-users] Fw: Is it possible to completely handoff the connection to the realserver?

Malcolm Turnbull malcolm at loadbalancer.org
Mon Jan 17 12:15:27 GMT 2011


The best method is to use Direct Routing which reduces the load on LVS
by about 50x for streaming media.
Or get your app server to do a re-direct after the first connection
(but then you loose all the advantages of a load balancer).

On 17 January 2011 11:59, Roger Littin <roger at rlmedia.co.nz> wrote:
> Hi All,
> This is the scenario,
> I have a cluster of streaming media servers set up using LVS to load balance between them.
> It works fine when all the clients are viewing videos but with any clients that are actually broadcasting to the servers, their entire session is going through the director node before getting to the real server so the incoming bandwidth on the director is quite high.
> Is it possible to handoff the connection completely to the realserver after the initial connection?  The streaming connections are basically a single socket connection which stays open for the duration of the session so there is really no need for it all to go through the director anyway.
> Thanks in advance,
> Roger.
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