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Server Load Balancing

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Preface. I. Concepts and Theories of Server Load Balancing. 1. Introduction to Server Load Balancing In the Beginning Evolution Other Technologies. 2. Concepts of Server Load Balancing Networking Basics Server Load Balancers Redundancy Provider Infrastructure. 3. Anatomy of a Server Load Balancer A Day in the Life of a Packet Direct Server Return Other SLB Methods Under the Hood. 4. Performance Metrics Connections Per Second Total Concurrent Connections Throughput Traffic Profiles The Wall. II. Practice and Implementation of Server Load Balancing. 5. Introduction to Architecture Architectural Details Infrastructure Multipurpose Devices Cast of Characters. 6. Flat-Based SLB Network Architecture Implementation Traffic Flow Flat-Based Setup Security . 7. NAT-Based SLB Network Architecture Implementation Traffic Flow Network Configuration Security. III. Configuring Server Load Balancers. 8. Alteon WebSystems Introduction to the CLI Getting Started Security Flat-Based SLB NAT-Based SLB Redundancy Additional Features. 9. Cisco's CSS (Formerly ArrowPoint) Configuration Guide Introduction to the CLI Getting Started Security Flat-Based SLB NAT-Based SLB Redundancy Syncing Configurations Administration Network Additional Features. 10. F5's BIG-IP Getting Started Flat-Based SLB NAT-Based SLB Redundancy. 11. Foundry ServerIron Series Command Line Interface (CLI) Flat-Based SLB NAT-Based SLB Redundancy. IV. Appendixes. A. Quick Command Guide. B. Direct Server Return Configuration. C. Sample Configurations. Index

About the Author

Tony Bourke is a private consultant specializing in Unix administration, networking, and load balancing. He has held positions at SiteSmith, GlobalCenter, and Digex. Tony has designed and implemented SLB and Unix architectures for many high-profile and high-traffic web sites. He has published articles in Sys Admin Magazine, Hostingtech Magazine, and Network World. He is one of the leading authorities on the topic of server load balancing and frequently speaks at conferences around the country. He can be reached at


'This has been well written with clear precise instructions, together with diagrams, on the many subjects, thus ensuring that the network administrator, not only understands the reasons behind the tasks, but also provides clear instructions in a step by step process.'

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