Load Balancing on Linux.

Posted on 2013-05-31
Last Modified: 2013-06-02
Dear EE,

I have two web servers

1) Windows 2008 R2 (IIS)
2) Windows 2008 R2 (IIS)

Our application is installed on these two machine.

Now we want to make NETWORK LOAD BALANCING  but not on the windows. So we choose Red Hat Linux.

Can you please help me how can i do this.

Special Thanks
Question by:Netsol-NOS
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Accepted Solution

Pepe2323 earned 500 total points
ID: 39212089

If your plan is to load balance the IIS servers, using a third device in this case a RHEL; then you can do this using apache

Take a look to this links


Author Comment

ID: 39212093
Dear Pepe2323,

Thank you so much for your reply. i am already using this document.

But problem is i am getting this error

[root@VM008-Nissan-NLB RHEL_5.3 x86_64 DVD]# yum update
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Skipping security plugin, no data
Setting up Update Process
Skipping security plugin, no data
Skipping security plugin, no data
No Packages marked for Update

Believe me i am really stuck and need to deliver server on Monday.



Expert Comment

ID: 39212110
This error indicates that you are not subscribed to RHN ( Red Hat Network),  if you buy it the RHEL you must have a serial number that you will need to subscribe it; also an account will be need it ( account in RHN )

Take a look to this link 

described how to register you server.

If you need a free repository then you will need to use a Centos repository

take a look this:

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Author Comment

ID: 39212117
Dear Pepe2323,

Excellent....I do not think my version is registered. its 4:00 AM morning in office and no one is available in support department.

So if my RHN is not registered do you suggest to move to Centos Operating system.

Is it possible for you to join the GTM to see my error.  



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Author Comment

ID: 39212142
Dear Pepe2323,

I am working on your second link.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39213111
I would suggest using HAProxy which is designed as a load balancer, rather than trying to load balance in Apache...

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39215279
Mr Pepe2323 suggested solution works very fine.
Excellent Support and thanks.

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