[ejabberd] Cluster and load balancing - help needed with the hardware architecture

Alexandre LISSY alexandrelissy at free.fr
Sun Jul 2 00:23:55 MSD 2006


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I know that VRRP could help you to solve the load balancer dependency, but I've
never experienced it.

f.m.gomes at controlrede.com wrote:
> I'm designing the hardware architecture for a ejabberd cluster, and I
> need your advice about it. We are planning to have a redundant load
> balancer (using heartbeat and IPVS) connected to the internet (a single
> public IP address), and on a second interface (Gigabit ethernet) we will
> have the ejabberd cluster. Is this the usual setup for ejabberd clusters?
> I never built a ejabberd cluster in the past, so I'm using the 'normal'
> clustering architecture for web applications. Since the IM clients have
> almost permanent connections to the ejabberd server, won't this
> architecture could be an issue to the load balancer themselfs? A round
> robin DNS can be preferable, since the connections are done directly to
> each ejabberd server in the cluster, and not through the load balancer? 
> In this case each ejabberd server must have a public IP address, I need
> a redundant DNS for the cluster, but the permanent connections shouldn't
> cause problems as in the previous setup...
> Any 'expert' tips for this situation?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Fernando
> 
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> Subject: Re: [ejabberd] Patch nudge
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