How-Tos - Technical, step-by-step instructions and suggestions to get the most out of your software
How to configure mTLS on a Loadbalancer.org appliance
If you're thinking about giving mTLS a go, why not try it for yourself by following the steps below.
Three scenarios for implementing time-based security and content switching on your load balancer
It can sometimes be useful to make load balancing decisions based on the time and date. This allows you to conditionally refuse or redirect connections based on the time they're received.
Deploying a Loadbalancer.org appliance on Proxmox VE v7.4
Hypervisors such as Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi have the ability to import disk images within their graphical WebGUI. However, Proxmox unfortunately lacks this feature.
How to add loopback interfaces on Windows with PowerShell
One of the most frequent issues I encounter when customers are setting up a loopback adapter on Windows as part of their DR mode deployment is the confusion over which commands to enter.
How to create an SSL certificate in Linux
I thought I would try and cover the basics here by explaining how to create an SSL certificate and the various files that you'll end up with.
Can you recommend a free DICOM viewer I can trust?
After about an hour of searching I finally found two viewers that I can recommend.
Automating load balancer management with Ansible Playbooks
Ansible is an open source project sponsored by RedHat, and is the simplest way to automate IT tasks.
Load balancing Moodle's learning application system (LMS)
Moodle is a great platform for learning, but requires load balancing to facilitate the secure and timely distribution and delivery of that data.
Using Grafana with your Loadbalancer.org appliance
How many times have you looked at the HAProxy report and thought, what on earth is this all about?! What are the busiest times on my Loadbalancer? Which Real Server is busy? How much traffic is going through my VIPs?
Using Prometheus with your Loadbalancer.org appliance
With our recent release, you can now use the new Prometheus exporter to export the HAProxy metrics into an existing Prometheus environment.
Using Postman to upload certificates to your Loadbalancer.org appliance
You don't need me to tell you that Postman is an API platform used for building and using APIs, designed to make your life a whole lot easier!
How to load balance and optimize Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
If you want safe, easy-to-use object storage software then the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is it. But why, and how, can you optimize this solution with load balancing?
How to load balance MinIO object storage
Setting up a Layer 7 VIP that connects back to your MinIO server.
Using Postman with the Loadbalancer.org API
How to use Postman to do API testing.
Handling large requests with a Web Application Firewall (WAF) while avoiding Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
How can we safely deal with very large HTTP requests when working with a WAF?
How to rate limit with HAProxy Stick Tables and the WAF
Rate limiting in HAProxy and the WAF, to prevent DOS-style attacks on customer servers.
How to set up email notifications on your Loadbalancer.org appliance
Get alerts for Heartbeat, Layer 4 services, and Layer 7 services, straight to your inbox.
When is it right to SSL offload?
Why would we want to bog down our nifty application with network-level considerations?
How many network ports do you need on a hardware load balancer?
Ever wondered if you need one network port per application? Or whether a two-arm load balancer configuration needs two physical ports...?
Ever wondered how you can avoid the pain of F5 iRules?
Making iRules less painful with this key how-to.
HAProxy ACL rules don't have to be painful
A rundown of the new enhancements to the WebUI as part of our 8.6 release, which is going to make the management of your load balancer far simpler.
Simplifying web application security with the Core Rule Set v3
Here we outline our new, simplified WAF offering, for easier configuration and superior web application security, using the core rule set v3.
I wonder…Can HAProxy Proxy Protocol fix my Secure Web Gateway routing problem?
HAProxy Proxy Protocol workarounds and techniques to fix a Secure Web Gateway routing problem.
Extending Net-SNMP for infrastructure monitoring
Net-SNMP is possibly the most popular protocol, and also the most advanced implementation of the SNMP protocol. Find out here how to harness it.
Solving the Layer 4 ARP problem on Linux with Ansible
How to solve the "ARP problem" for Layer 4 DR (Direct Routing) mode for each of your Real Servers in the virtual service.