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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_proxy_balancer and multiple (dynamic) backends?
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:43:55 GMT
I think that balancer-manager is exactly what you are looking for.

> On Dec 14, 2016, at 4:57 AM, Kristian Rink <> wrote:
> Folks;
> unsure whether this is the right place to ask and whether this is possible to be accomplished
out of
> the box at all: So far we run an apache 2.4 mod_proxy balancer in front of several backend
> So far there are four backend instances configured into one balancer. This works pretty
well but it
> has a drawback: We can't easily add new instances at runtime without manually changing
and reloading
> the apache configuration. Likewise, I would appreciate having a process that dynamically
> automatically adds new balancer backends while "deactivating" old ones to be at least
sure no new
> sessions go there so it can be brought down as soon as all active sessions have ended.
> Is this kind of "dynamics" possible with apache / mod_proxy / balancer? Any recommendations
on that?
> TIA and all the best,
> Kristian
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