Viability of nginx instead of hardware load balancer?
grails at jmsd.co.uk
Tue Sep 15 23:16:27 MSD 2009
David Murphy wrote:
> Not sure if this is possible ( as I haven't tried it) but what about
> building nginx on Damn Small Linux and having a boot cd or ramdisk, or
> even boot flash. You could literally take something like a PowerEdge
> 1425 or so and have a kicking minimalistic LB hardware running on nginx.
Yes, that's a good idea. Is DSL the best distro for such things?
> Personally what I would do is (assuming you have ESX), run 2 VM's both
> running nginx on dedicated NICs. Then one your switching set up an
> active/active fail over to those nice ( and have the VM's on separate ESX
> You would then have a fully redundant LB system so if nginx on one node
> crashes the fail over would route all traffic to the other LB.
I hadn't thought to explore the possibility of virtualization. That's
given me some good foood for thought, thanks.
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