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Server Load Balance question

Hello, I am looking for a Server Load Balancing solution to connect external clients to my WEB servers (HTTP/HTTPS). I found a CISCO document talking about SLB in IOS and when I tried to look for by using "Feature Navigator" there were only CISCO routers or high-range switches as 6500. Could you tell me if there is another switch cheaper than 6500 that allows SLB? Is IOS SLB the best choice to do Load Balance?

Thanks a lot

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Re: Server Load Balance question

IOS SLB is only available in Catalyst 6500 (and 7200/7500 routers too, maybe, if I remember correctly).

It really isn't a good solution, unless (a) you already have a Cat 6500 where you need to do the SLB and (b) you don't mind adding extra load to the switch and changing its function in your architecture.

Better to get a hardware load-balancer. Look at Cisco CSS 11500 series devices, for example.

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Re: Server Load Balance question

IOS SLB is only available in Catalyst 6500 (and 7200/7500 routers too, maybe, if I remember correctly).

It really isn't a good solution, unless (a) you already have a Cat 6500 where you need to do the SLB and (b) you don't mind adding extra load to the switch and changing its function in your architecture.

Better to get a hardware load-balancer. Look at Cisco CSS 11500 series devices, for example.

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Re: Server Load Balance question

Thanks a lot for your help.

Best regards

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