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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

By : Matthias Marschall
Book Image

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

By: Matthias Marschall

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
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Using HAProxy to load-balance multiple web servers

You have a successful website and it is time to scale out to multiple web servers to support it. HAProxy is a very fast and reliable load-balancer and proxy for TCP- and HTTP-based applications.

You can put it in front of your web servers and let it distribute the load. If you configure it on an HA cluster by using heartbeat (see the Building high-availability services using heartbeat recipe in this chapter), you have a complete high-availability solution available.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have at least one node registered on your Chef server with the role web_server in its run list. The following example will set up HAProxy so that it routes all requests to all your nodes that have the web_server role.

Make sure that you have a cookbook called my_cookbook and that the run_list of your node includes my_cookbook, as described in the Creating and using cookbooks recipe in Chapter 1, Chef Infrastructure.

Create your Berksfile in your Chef...