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From "Victor Trac" <victor.t...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Is there a how-to for building an Apacher server farm?
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2006 09:09:21 GMT
Another alternative to the hardware load balancer is to build a Linux
Virtual Server - http://www.linuxvirtualserver.org/.  Linux Enterprise
Cluster<http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=clemsontalkco-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1593270364&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000ff&bc1=000000&bg1=ffffff&f=ifr>is
a good book, guiding you how to build this from scratch.

-Victor

On 4/27/06, Richard de Vries <richard_devries@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> At work I've built several webserver farms. You will
> need to configure multiple apache webservers, and put
> a loadbalancer in front of it. Either a hardware based
> loadbalancer,or software-based loadbalancer such as
> PLB. If you want multiple levels of redundancy, you
> can configure a load-balanced loadbalancer
> environment.
>
> Your DNS would resolve to your loadbalancer, which
> would in turn distribute the load over your various
> webservers. This loadbalancer should in turn monitor
> your apache instances and take an instance out of it's
> "available webservers" table if it goes down.
>
> Feel free to email me individually if you require more
> information.
>
>   R
> --- Tony Stocker <akostocker@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've spent the better part of the afternoon Googling
> > for a decent how-to on
> > how one goes about creating a web server farm.
> > There are tons of documents
> > that refer to the concept as an accepted practice,
> > but I can't find anything
> > that discusses how one goes about creating one.  My
> > basic goal is to create
> > a server farm that balances load among n servers,
> > and creates fault
> > tolerance because as long as (n - (n-1) ) servers
> > are up then my web site(s)
> > are available.  This seems to be a basic concept and
> > one that's been around
> > for a long time, but even in the Apache mailing list
> > archives I can't find
> > anything applicable.
> >
> > Can anyone point me in the right direction?
> >
> > Thanks muchly!
> >
> > Tony
> >
>
>
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