Load Balancing 2 web servers after removing the ACE

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  1. dvbell

    dvbell New Member

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    We are using SUSE SLES 11 SP2 and Apache2.

    We have 2 internal web servers that are being load balanced round robin by an ACE. The ACE is going away and will not be replaced with an appliance.

    My boss would like to have the 2 internal web servers receive the http requests and decide between them which will actually handle the request in a round robin configuration without adding an additional server or appliance into the equation. This would eliminate a single point of failure, the appliance, and if one of the servers goes down the other will continue to service the http requests.

    I'm told that Windows does NLB with a few clicks between 2 servers and doesn't require using a third device like the ACE.


    Is this possible to configure on Linux? Is there software to make this happen or can it be done with only the OS? Thanks.

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