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From Aaron W Morris <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] load balancing query
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2004 22:45:11 GMT
Pete Stokes wrote:

> Hi.
> I want to setup a load balancer between two Tomcat PC's. I've trawled 
> the net, but I've only found one piece of software that does sticky 
> sessions, "pen". What I need is to have load balancer redundancy, so if 
> we have two load balancers, they replicate their data so if one dies the 
> other can still route sessions to the applicable box.
> Can Apache do this type of load balancing ? If so, can I have two 
> instances of Apache (hit by DNS round robin or something?) so that if 
> one goes down the other can route all sessions ?
> Any ideas would be a great help.
> Pete.

Finding a piece of software to do this is probably not very likely.  You 
may want to investigate storing session info in a database so that it 
does not matter which Tomcat server is being accessed.  That would 
negate the need for syncronized load balancers.

Aaron W Morris <> (decep)

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