On Tue, 23 Oct 2007, David Hinkle wrote:
I'm trying to put together a self configuring high
availability LVS. Each of my units is a proxy server.
Each of them is identical, except a little configuration,
and I intend them to come up, elect a director, and serve
this was a highly hoped for goal in the early days of LVS.
The director isn't all that different to a realserver. When
a director fails out, one of the realservers should be able
to take over, presumably automatically. The service
listening on the VIP would have to be shut down on going
from realserver to director.
However one we got the two director failover working, people
lost interest. One working scheme was enough, at least for
I notice when I have a unit in BACKUP state, when I do
"ipvsadm" I see all the lvs stuff is configured in the
Does this mean that the unit will try to do load balancing
when a connection comes in instead of just ignoring it and
allowing the proxy server's user space software to process
usually a director in backup state doesn't have the VIP, so
there are no packets for it to ignore. If you sent it packet
for the VIP backup director would loadbalance them.
If so, Can I configure keepalived in such a way that the
ipvsadm stuff isn't set up until a unit goes to MASTER?
it doesn't take any time to setup ipvsadm, so yes.
And if so, will the connection state information
once the demon starts and lets the partner demon in the
other director know where it is
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