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Software load balancer

Praveen Kumar Singh
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Joined: Mar 04, 2009
Posts: 43
Hi All,
I am working on a web application where we will be using ActiveMQ internally, deployed on tomcat.
In front, to handle traffic we mange to have a hardware load balancer.

But internally, we need a load balancer for ActiveMQ/tomcat.
Any one having idea about a good 'software load balancer'

Aneesh Vijendran
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Joined: Jun 29, 2008
Posts: 125
You could use apache's mod_proxy for load balancing (though not sure of the MQ stuff)

Praveen Kumar Singh
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Joined: Mar 04, 2009
Posts: 43
Hey Aneesh,
Thanks for quick reply, looking into online docs !
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41148
If there's a hardware load balancer already, using Apache in addition to that seems strange. The question is: what do you envision this "software load balancer" to accomplish? Any why are you running ActiveMQ within Tomcat, instead of as a separate server process?

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