[Seaside] Load balancing

Ramon Leon ramon.leon at allresnet.com
Tue Jul 25 23:44:17 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org 
> [mailto:seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf 
> Of Boris Popov
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 4:21 PM
> To: The Squeak Enterprise Aubergines Server - general discussion.
> Subject: RE: [Seaside] Load balancing
> We're pretty much of the same school of thought on this one. 
> We are planning to run multiple headless images on multiple 
> VMs on multiple ESX servers and use Microsoft's Network Load 
> Balancer in the Class-C network affinity mode to distribute 
> the incoming requests across the pool. But that's because 
> we're a Windows shop :) You could probably buy an appliance 
> that does just that and not have to worry about it at all, 
> other than maintaining your cluster of servers that actually 
> serve the distributed stream of requests.
> Really, this isn't anything specific to Seaside, you just 
> want to keep the statefulness of the server in mind when 
> picking your affinity mode.
> Cheers!
> -Boris

Totally agree, we're a windows shop as well, though we use a BigIP load
balancer rather than Microsoft NLB.  Boris, have you figured out how you
plan on deploying Squeak on your NT boxes yet?  Are you going to just run
headless, with image minimized so you still have access to it, or install
the image as a service and lose access to the live image from the desktop?
What are you using for the backend, OODB, RDB? 

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