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Version: 3.23

Load Balancer

senhasegura® has a self-made load-balancer to interface all senhasegura® instances running into cluster schema. The senhasegura® Load-balancer is a ready-to-deploy and also a ready-to-use solution, configured to give the best performance over senhasegura® functionalities.

Installation and usage

Technical informations

The senhasegura® Load-balancer minimum requirements are:

  • 4GB RAM;

  • 2 vCPUs (4 vCPUs recommended);

  • 40GB vHD;

It will use the same SSL certificate installed into senhasegura® instances. There is no need to install a particular SSL certificate for the load-balancer.

As it is a tailor-made product for balancing the senhasegura® , the senhasegura® Load-balancer has a very specific optimization, and should not be used to balance other applications. Therefore, we do not offer the option of changing the balancing method and/or monitoring methods to the customer. Its use the least connection algorithm for balancing mode.

An example of senhasegura® Load-balancer architecture

Using senhasegura® Load-balancer you can also decide which service should be balanced. A company which uses SSH connections more than the others proxies, can isolate dedicate instances for a better performance.

OVA installation

  1. First you have to deploy the senhasegura® Load-balancer OVA into your hypervisor using the recommended requirements;

  2. At the first boot, you will be presented to the following screen:

    First boot screen
  3. Following the banner instruction, do the login using the setup user and the random generated password also displayed at the banner;

  4. You will be redirected to a text editor to complete the load-balancer network configuration. Follow the fields descriptions to fill correctly;

    Load-balancer network configuration
  5. First you should configure the load-balancer network configuration. Into this step you also have to register all load-balancers IPs;

    All load-balancer instances IPs
  6. Next, you have to configure all senhasegura® application instances. This configuration should be the same on every senhasegura® Load-balancer instances;

  7. Into this step you can decide to balance all senhasegura® instances services or just senhasegura® Proxy services;

    All senhasegura® application instances to be balanced
  8. Save and exit the text-editor;

  9. The load-balancer will reboot and the login banner will be presented again with all variables configured;

caution

If you decided to deploy more than one senhasegura® Load-balancer instance, you should keep all senhasegura® Load-balancer instances with the same senhasegura® members configuration order!