Dynamic server weights with HAProxy

Aidan Fitzpatrick

By Aidan Fitzpatrick

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In a break from my usual pieces about product and entrepreneurship, I'm writing about a set of scripts we published earlier.

haproxy-dynamic-weight is a tool which can dynamically and automatically allocate work across HAProxied servers to get the most from them. We use this at Reincubate to reduce load on virtual servers when they're suffering from abnormal CPU steal.

We built this tool after finding that there wasn't an Open Source solution out there to do what we needed. We've made them freely available under the GPL and published them on GitHub. Happy hacking, and I hope they're useful!

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Aidan Fitzpatrick founded Reincubate in 2008 after building the world's first iPhone data recovery tool, iPhone Backup Extractor. He's spoken at Google on entrepreneurship, and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation's Leadership Academy.

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