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Implement HA-Proxy
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For inspiration

We could put it under

set service ha-proxy

It has many features and options so we should start by making inventory of minimum-required and what is nice-to-have.

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afics added a subscriber: afics.Sep 17 2016, 7:03 PM

Just to voice my opinion, I vote strongly against implementing haproxy support. In my opinion this is feature bloat, we should be striving to do networking, not application level load balancing.
Also puppet/ansible/favourite-cf-management-system modules for haproxy exist. My guess is none of the existing users of haproxy would convert and with vyos 1.x it is difficult to support any kind of automation, so I doubt someone validating plain haproxy configuration with the help of a configuration management system would decide for vyos.

As an engineer working using vyos and HAproxy in many customer environments I would say to keep those solutions apart. Vyos is a great network appliance and HAproxy is an load balancer. They can work together really nice and I dont see a reason to tie them up together.

syncer added a subscriber: syncer.Sep 18 2016, 12:20 AM

We need to rename this maybe,
as it actually have nothing to do with HAproxy

Actually, idea is to reuse Keepalived which provide VRRP functionality to cover additional use case

syncer edited subscribers, added: VyOS 1.2 Crux; removed: syncer, afics, EwaldvanGeffen.

my use case for balancing pretty simple
I need to balance vCenter PSCs for example.

syncer triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Aug 1 2017, 5:23 AM
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