Sticky Load Balancing with Varnish - sick backends

Kristian Lyngstol kristian at
Thu Jan 20 14:58:35 CET 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 02:51:02PM +0100, Soesoe wrote:
> we tried to enable "Sticky Load Balancing" with varnish 2.0.6 like this
> thread:
> But changed a custom cookie to the JSESSION Cookie from Tomcat and select
> the right backend via the jvmrout of the session:
> works fine - if the selected backend doesn't go sick.

Have you considered using 2.1.4 instead? That will give you the client/hash
director and req.identity which is so much simpler to use and takes sick
backends into account.

Not the answer you were asking for, but perhaps the solution you were
looking for...

- Kristian
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