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

Michael Fischer michael at
Sat Jan 16 03:20:22 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 6:14 PM, Michael Fischer <michael at>wrote:

I'm all for putting backend hashing into Varnish for the purpose of routing
> requests to backends based on a consistent hash of the request parameters --
> and there's no reason why the backend can't be another Varnish instance.
>  But the appropriate use of this is to more efficiently utilize cache memory
> by associating an object with a designated Varnish server in a pool, not for
> HA.  This was one of my first requests that still (alas) has seen no
> traction.

Although now that haproxy does it, my request may now be moot.

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