Load balancing vCD

We will now add a second cell and load balance it.

Getting ready

We will need an existing cell that already uses the shared directory as well as the following items:

  • RedHat Linux VM (RHEL) 5 or 6 (6.3 is the highest version with vCD 5.1.2)
  • vCloud Director Binary
  • vCD Shared directory (NFS)
  • Root credentials for RHEL VM

We also need a load balancer and two new IPs for the load balanced interfaces with DNS entries.

How to do it...

We will now work through the steps to create a load-balanced vCD Cell.

Preparation

Please execute the Creating multiple vCD Cells for the same vCloud recipe in this chapter.

Configuring the load balancer

We need to configure the load balancer with two Virtual IPs (VIP); one for the HTTP and one for the console interface. ...

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