How do I add a load balancer cluster?
Posted by Support on 23 August 2011 12:18 PM
How to add a load balancer cluster in SolarCloud|
In this scheme, load balancers manage incoming requests one by one, rotating them between the servers added to a cluster (a round-robin method).
SolarCloud load balancers are based on Layer 4 load balancing which means that requests are distributed at the transport layer such as TCP/UDP transport protocols.
To add an LB cluster:
- Go to your Control Panelâ€™s Load Balancers menu
- Click Add a balancer button
- On the page that follows, fill in the form that appears:
- Cluster Configuration
- Port - specify the port for this load balancer to run on (e.g. 9090, 8080, 9008 etc.)
- Load Balancer Instance
- Label â€“ give a name for your load balancer instance
- Hostname â€“ specify a host name that will identify your load balancer
- Port Speed â€“ use the slider to set a port speed or tick the Unlimited box if required
- Load Balancer Type
- Choose the Cluster option
- Cluster Nodes
This is where you add and configure the nodes in this load balancing cluster. A node is a combination of a VM and an IP address.
- Virtual Machines - select a virtual machine from the drop-down box
Please note that you can add to a cluster only those VMs which are located in the same IP range.