[lvs-users] Best Alternative to ldirectord
eric.robinson at psmnv.com
Fri Aug 7 09:44:15 BST 2015
Thank you very much for the reply, and please forgive my top posting. I am using the Office365 web access to email at the moment, and it makes me look like a churl in newsgroups.
The thing that confuses me at the moment is the required product mix if I use keepalived. Right now I'm using the Corosync+Pacemaker+LVS+lidirectord stack. If I switch to keepalived, how much does that replace, and why? From reading the keepalived docs (which appear to be a decade old) it would seem that keepalived wants to be a do-it-all solution, so I guess I'd have to throw away what I know about Corosync and Pacemaker? And is HAproxy really necessary?
From: lvs-users-bounces at linuxvirtualserver.org <lvs-users-bounces at linuxvirtualserver.org> on behalf of Malcolm Turnbull <malcolm at loadbalancer.org>
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2015 12:39 AM
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Subject: Re: [lvs-users] Best Alternative to ldirectord
Keepalived is your only other decent choice when it comes to LVS.
You could stick with ldirectord and break it out onto several hosts/clusters?
Its normally just the health checking that starts becoming an issue.
You are also welcome to use our version of ldirectord in the
loadbalancer.org product (definitely supported).
Just download our demo and take a copy of ldirectord its GPL....
We just haven't got around to syncing our changes with Horms ...who is
quite often nice enough to fix our broken code :-).
Ps. You might find our Windows feedback agent useful for the terminal
servers (also open source)- its compatible with Ldirectord & HAProxy
On 7 August 2015 at 03:44, Eric Robinson <eric.robinson at psmnv.com> wrote:
> Okay guys, don't laugh too hard. I guess I might be the last person in the world still using ldirectord. Until recently, my attitude has been "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." But I think we finally outgrew it. We currently have 1700+ virtual services (600 tomcats pointed to 1200 realservers, 500 MySQL redirections, 10 Windows terminal server services pointed to 20 realservers, and a smattering of other stuff). We've been pretty satisfied with ldirectord. It performs well, uses very little resources, but it has a few problems and it's old and unmaintained, so we're finally looking for a new solution. What's the best FOSS alternative? I've been looking at keepalived, but it seems to want haproxy as well, and the setup looks more much more complicated than ldirectord's. What's the current conventional wisdom for fast, easy, cheap (free), load balancing on Linux?
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