How to Configure HAProxy Health Checks

Ensuring the backend servers HAProxy is forwarding your users’ requests to are healthy is important. How you check for health is based on the type of service hosted in the backend. Web applications need to be checked differently from database servers. In this tutorial I will show you different ways of doing HAProxy health checks so to help maintain a great user experience.

Monitoring HAProxy using HATOP

Overview As an administrator you know that monitoring a service is essential. With HAProxy, there are stats for which you will want to know that aren’t presented to you through TOP or in log files. To make these stats visible, HAProxy can create socket file that can then be accessed by a third-party application to […]

Compiling and Running HAProxy from Source on Ubuntu 14

Overview Although you can install and run HAProxy from the default package repository for Ubuntu, the version available is usually out of date. Now if you are more interested in stability than features this may be fine. For those who are looking to use new features only available in more recent versions, you will need […]

Best Linux Load Balancers – 2014

Overview Linux can be used as a very capable load balancer for small-to-medium sized organization, or for projects that do not require enterprise level load balancing features – think granular roles and user delegation, and built-in content caching. The following is a list of popular load balancer solutions that can be used on most Linux […]

HAProxy Load balancer on Ubuntu 14 Server

HAProxy is a great load balancer solution for those who do not need enterprise functionality. In this post I discus how to deploy it on Ubuntu 14 Server.

Direct Routing Load Balancer Cluster on CentOS 6.5 using Keepalived

Learn how to create a Direct Routing active/passive keepalived loud balancer cluster. Direct Routing load balancing is ideal when hosting large files or multimedia.

Step-by-Step DHCP Load Balance Cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2

In large environments a single DHCP server may become overwhelmed by the amount of client DHCP lease requests it receives. Load balancing your Windows DHCP server allows you to improve performance and availability by spreading the load across multiple servers.

Load Balancing Web Servers with Windows Server 2012 R2

Learn how to use Microsoft’s load balancer feature for simple layer 4 balancing for your web applications.

Layer 7 Load Balancing with HAProxy

Use layer 7 load balancing to more intelligently scale your web application and spread load across different groups of servers.

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