LVS testimonials

To: Drew Streib <ds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: LVS testimonials
Cc: Horms <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, tcl@xxxxxxxxx, Jeremy Hansen <jeremy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, lvs-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Jerry Glomph Black <black@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 16:34:21 -0800 (PST)
We ran a very simple LVS-DR arrangement with one PII-400 (2.2.14 
about 20,000 HTTP requests/second to a bank of about 20 Web servers answering
with tiny identical dummy responses for a few minutes.   Worked just fine.   

Now, at more terrestrial, but quite high real-world loads, the systems run just
fine, for months on end.   (using the weighted-least-connection algorithm,

We tried virtually all of the commercial load balancers, LVS beats them
all for reliability, cost, manageability, you-name-it.

Jerry Glomph Black
Director, Internet & Technical Operations
Seattle Washington USA

On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, Drew Streib wrote:

> > The 50,000 figure is unsubstantiated and was _not_ claimed by anyone at VA
> > Linux Systems. A cluster with 16 apache servers and 2 LVS servers in a was
> > configured for Linux World New York but due to interconnect problems the
> > performance was never measured - we weren't happy with the throughput of the
> > NICs so there didn't seem to be a lot of point. This problem has been
> > resolved and there should be an opportunity to test this again soon.
> In recent tests, I've taken multinode clusters to tens of thousands of
> connections per second. Sorry for any confusion here. The exact 50,000
> number from LWCE NY is unsubstantiated.

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