I am hoping someone can give me some help, as I am pretty new to Nginx. Thanks in advance.
I have a load balancing server (nginx upstream) in a test environment, load balancing between two web servers. I use the fail_timeout parameter because, if one server goes down, I cannot have it re-introduced until I have manually intervened, due to data integrity issues between the two.
Since yesterday, it is supposed to serve a network of about 15 (max 20) clients at the same time, but not all clients will be using bandwidth simultaneously, since it's a mixed network of notebooks/tablets/smartphones.
Please correct me, but my understanding is that with software load balancing a service must be run on each server while there is one DS that notifies the other servers that a server has gone down and that they should consume that servers load.
With hardware load balancing what happens in a fail-over? Could someone explain?