9780596000509

Server Load Balancing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780596000509

  • ISBN10:

    0596000502

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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Summary

Load balancing distributes traffic efficiently among network servers so that no individual server is overburdened. This vendor- neutral guide to the concepts and terminology of load balancing offers practical guidance to planning and implementing the technology in most environments. Server Load Balancing includes a configuration guide with diagrams and sample configurations for installing, configuring, and maintaining products from the four major server load balancing vendors. By comparing several load balancing products, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the technology and how best to use it to improve your network performance. No system administrator responsible for traffic management should be without this practical guide.

Author Biography

Tony Bourke is a private consultant specializing in Unix administration, networking, and load balancing. He has held positions at SiteSmith, GlobalCenter, and Digex. Tony has designed and implemented SLB and Unix architectures for many high-profile and high-traffic web sites. He has published articles in Sys Admin Magazine, Hostingtech Magazine, and Network World. He is one of the leading authorities on the topic of server load balancing and frequently speaks at conferences around the country. He can be reached at tony@vegan.net.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
I. Concepts and Theories of Server Load Balancing 1(38)
Introduction to Server Load Balancing
3(10)
In the Beginning
4(3)
Evolution
7(1)
Other Technologies
8(5)
Concepts of Server Load Balancing
13(11)
Networking Basics
13(2)
Server Load Balancers
15(1)
Redundancy
16(6)
Provider Infrastructure
22(2)
Anatomy of a Server Load Balancer
24(8)
A Day in the Life of a Packet
25(2)
Direct Server Return
27(2)
Other SLB Methods
29(1)
Under the Hood
30(2)
Performance Metrics
32(7)
Connections Per Second
32(1)
Total Concurrent Connections
33(1)
Throughput
33(1)
Traffic Profiles
34(2)
The Wall
36(3)
II. Practice and Implementation of Server Load Balancing 39(34)
Introduction to Architecture
41(13)
Architectural Details
42(4)
Infrastructure
46(3)
Multipurpose Devices
49(2)
Cast of Characters
51(3)
Flat-Based SLB Network Architecture
54(8)
Implementation
54(3)
Traffic Flow
57(1)
Flat-Based Setup
58(2)
Security
60(2)
NAT-Based SLB Network Architecture
62(11)
Implementation
62(4)
Traffic Flow
66(1)
Network Configuration
66(4)
Security
70(3)
III. Configuring Server Load Balancers 73(66)
Alteon WebSystems
75(24)
Introduction to the CLI
76(2)
Getting Started
78(3)
Security
81(3)
Flat-Based SLB
84(6)
NAT-Based SLB
90(5)
Redundancy
95(3)
Additional Features
98(1)
Cisco's CSS (Formerly ArrowPoint) Configuration Guide
99(20)
Introduction to the CLI
100(1)
Getting Started
101(2)
Security
103(1)
Flat-Based SLB
104(4)
NAT-Based SLB
108(6)
Redundancy
114(3)
Syncing Configurations
117(1)
Administration Network
117(1)
Additional Features
118(1)
F5's BIG-IP
119(10)
Getting Started
119(6)
Flat-Based SLB
125(1)
NAT-Based SLB
126(1)
Redundancy
127(2)
Foundry ServerIron Series
129(10)
Command Line Interface (CLI)
130(3)
Flat-Based SLB
133(2)
NAT-Based SLB
135(1)
Redundancy
136(3)
IV. Appendixes 139(28)
A. Quick Command Guide
141(10)
B. Direct Server Return Configuration
151(6)
C. Sample Configurations
157(10)
Index 167

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