Nginx with LVS on Linux
cherife at dotimes.com
Thu Mar 19 16:54:20 MSK 2009
On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 at 16:56:41 +0530, hirantha wrote:
> I'm planing to use nginx on existing LVS load balancer with more than 10
> numbers of web servers as back-ends. My main objective is to use nginx
> as a reverse-proxy while compressing the data streaming. Since the LVS
> running on Linux, I have planned to run the Nginx on the same Linux box
> though I have tested it on FreeBSD.
> Here is the setup I am looking for
> [CLIENT] --> [NGINX+LVS+PULSE] --> [WEB SERVER FLEET]
Maybe offing topic, but you may try:
Clients --> Varnish (for caching) --> HAProxy (L7 LB/Proxy) --> Nginx WebSrvs
> I will be running LVS for to load balance user connections requesting
> coming through Nginx and forward to back-end servers in Round-robin
> algorithm . LVS also handing the the persistence, healthchecks and
> failovers with pulse (piranha).
Good enough. But HAProxy gives you more power on LB and Proxying.
> I would like to know is there a performance degration on Nginx when
> moving from FreeBSD to Linux (Rhel5)..?
> I will be testing the setup to run nginx and lvs on same box but is this
> feasible..? I googled but haven't seen any posts regards to nginx+lvs.
> I wonder is there any way that we could run nginx with keepalived while
> nginx to handle the load balancing and completely replace LVS. Right now
> I'm running two back-end servers front-end with nginx reverse-proxy;
> every time when I refresh the browser it connecting to back-end servers
> in round-robin method. I can't keep the session connected to single
> back-end server (persistence).
Consider to use shared session storage with Memcached.
There are lots of features I just can't tell in details regarding
Varnish, HAProxy. I think they'll give you much more choices.
Hope that helps.
> I would really appreciate your advice.
> Thanks in advance
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