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Practical Load Balancing: Ride the Performance Tiger by Eelco Plugge, David Hows, Peter Membrey

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C H A P T E R  10

Network Load Balancing

This chapter will cover the concepts involved with network load balancing. Network load balancing involves spreading the load of processing a web site out over multiple servers in a network. After this chapter you should be familiar with

  • TCP/IP
  • Basic routing
  • Basic network connectivity testing
  • Installation and administration of the IPVS application
  • Common task scheduling methods, their advantages, disadvantages, and uses

Sharing the Workload

So, you have configured your servers and set up load balancing on your HTTP web servers and your database. You can connect to your web server and you can see the loads increasing on both the server and the database. Your servers are live but occasionally you load ...

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