mbull at uoguelph
Mar 25, 2002, 9:42 AM
Post #2 of 2
At 03:15 PM 23/03/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>I want to know if I'm able to use backhand in the following situation.
>We have 2 dedicated servers, each with there own domain name and public ip
>Content on both dedicated servers are identical.
>We need to load balance the servers, and I was wondering if this can be
>done with Backhand.
>So when a I visit server A, based on the load on the servers, I can be
>taken to server A or B, and continue on that server. (HTTP redirect?)
I'm not an expert on this yet, as my cluster is fairly new... but if I
remember correctly while I was setting it up, indeed, if a machine has a
different ServerName and is backhanded to, the URL resulting back to the
user will have the new server's name listed. I'd do a test of this
first... but, from my experience, I think you'll get what you want.
They have to either be on the same subnet, or be able to do multicast, in
order to participate in the cluster tho.