Building Redundancy with Hardware Load Balancing

An HLB is required for every Enterprise pool. The HLB is an important element of the redundancy story offered by Enterprise Edition. An Enterprise pool contains one or more front-end servers that perform the same function. Therefore, clients can connect to any of the available front-end servers. It is important that the client does not need to know which front-end server it should connect to. By using an HLB, clients connect to a single FQDN, and the HLB determines which front-end server should service the request based on availability and workload. After the HLB routes a client’s connection to a particular front-end server, the HLB must be capable of routing all traffic from that client to the ...

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