Re: [lvs-users] lvs - how to estimate weights

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Subject: Re: [lvs-users] lvs - how to estimate weights
From: Graeme Fowler <graeme@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:05:08 +0000

On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 12:55 +0200, Alex wrote:
> During configuration, you assign a weight to each real server. This is
> an integer reflecting each server's processing capacity relative to
> that of the others. It is the ratio (2/1, 20/10, 200/100) that is
> significant.

That statement is the key to your further questions.

> Can somebody tell me how to estimate weight for each?

If they're all the same hardware platform, in the same network location,
running the same application then make their weights equal.

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 !

As Malcolm suggests, see how they run for a while and adjust as


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