Strategies for splitting load across varnish instances? And avoiding single-point-of-failure?

Michael Fischer michael at
Sat Jan 16 00:46:02 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM, pub crawler < at>wrote:

> The recommendation of load balancers in front on Varnish to facilitate
> this feature seems costly when talking about F5 gear.   The open
> source solutions require at least two severs dedicated to this load
> balancing function for sanity sake (which is costly).

You can use virtual machines for the front-end load balancers if you're
concerned about cost.  Alternatively, you can run the load balancers on the
same hosts as the caches, provided the Varnish caches listen on different
ports or different IP addresses than the load balancers.

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