Load balancer

A network load balancer is a device that is used when there is a high volume of traffic coming into the company's network or web server. It can be used to control access to web servers, video conferencing, or email. In the Security+ exam, it is normally a high volume of web traffic. From Figure 12, you can see that the web traffic comes into the load balancer from the Virtual IP address (VIP) on the frontend and is sent to one of the web servers in the server farm:

Figure 12: Load balancer
  • Least utilized host: The benefits of a load-balancer are that it knows the status of all of the web servers in the server farms and knows ...

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