Layer 4 Switch and Server Load Balance Device

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Michael, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Hi all,

    I know layer 4 switches are capable of server load balancing. What's the
    main difference(pros and cons) between so called layer 4 switches and
    dedicated server load balance devices?

    Which device suits us in case we're going to setup web server load balancing
    with budget below $US10,000?
    Michael, Jun 8, 2004
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  2. Michael

    Tosh Guest

    > I know layer 4 switches are capable of server load balancing. What's the
    > main difference(pros and cons) between so called layer 4 switches and
    > dedicated server load balance devices?
    >

    The big difference, among the others, is that l4 switches balance the entire
    protocol (http), l7 switches balance the url, so you can create groups of
    servers tied to the same public address, each one of those groups stores a
    specific content.
    Bye,
    Tosh.
    Tosh, Jun 9, 2004
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