Knowledgebase: SolarCloud VPS
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:
  1. Go to your Control Panel’s Load Balancers menu
  2. Click Add a balancer button
  3. 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 – give a name for your load balancer instance
      • Hostname – specify a host name that will identify your load balancer
      • Port Speed – 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.

  4. Click Save.

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