> If they're all the same hardware platform, in the same network location,
> running the same application then make their weights equal.
yes, it is. i am using a 3 thiered level cluser implementation (1st - lvs, 2nd
- n real servers (webservers) using a shared disk file sistem like gfs as
document root, 3rd - SAN exporting via iscsi blocks used as shared disks in
Now, on all our servers i have the same weight (weight=1)
> Ensure you start with (for example) 100/100/100, or 1000/1000/1000. It's
> easier to juggle the weights with those values than 1/1/1 !
Aha, I got the idea... is easyer to set fractions... ;-)
> As Malcolm suggests, see how they run for a while and adjust as
so we can simply say that the weight can not be determined apriori using a
math formula (before the momment we will start to use balancers)? I would
like to have some aproximations in order to set up some weight before to
start our cluster. after that, we can use tuning, to obtain an equilibrated
distribution to all our servers (as malcolm said no more then 40%CPU usage on
For example, if i have one P4 at 1.8Ghz and one P3 at 1.8Ghz, can i aproximate
that P4 is twice good then P3 and set weight=2 on P4?
Or, If we have 2 P4 servers at 1.8Ghz having 125M and 512M RAM, can we
conclude that second server is 4 time better then first and set weight=4?
Or, If we have two P4 servers at 2Ghz with the same amount of RAM, but on
first server we are activating Hyper Threading technology, is correct to say
that server with HT enabled is twice good then another and we can set
weight=2 on it?