HAProxy Initial Setup

Jared Bates
DevOps Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was fairly straightforward. With a minimal configuration, you can get up and going quickly. However, it is very easy to modify the configuration to meet any requirements you may have, and reload in production with no downtime. The only complex part is having to maintain the base operating system, as HAProxy EE is simply a Linux package. The hardening of the operating system was done by myself since there is no appliance, like their ALOHA offering. View full review »
Thomas Pike
ICT Manager at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
HAProxy is definitely a power-user tool. It is enormously scalable and flexible, but this can come at the cost of usability. For anything other than a simple topology, editing configuration files rather than using graphical tools will be required. This, in itself, is not necessarily a bad thing, but rather for the scenarios that HAProxy excels, an administrator should have intimate knowledge of their environment and have undertaken appropriate planning. The ability to have very low-level access to configuration within each load balancer allows for configuration and deployments that could be limited by GUI configuration tools. View full review »
Alex Davies
Production Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was trivial. View full review »
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Haim Ari
SysOps Manager at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Setting up an HAProxy is simple, however to run it in production you have to do a lot of tweaking. View full review »
John Taisto
Unix System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I found that the setup was pretty straightforward, although I had read a book on HAProxy before I started the project. I had given it some thought in terms of what it was that I wanted to do. The book that I read was good, and it was easy for me to install the product. Only one person is required for deployment and maintenance. View full review »
Fran├žois Guillier
Expert Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Straightforward, but received some help for the migration. View full review »
Mikolaj Niedbala
Deployment Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Initial setup was straightforward. The documentation is pretty thorough and up to date, and it is also easy to search. View full review »
Software5e4d
Software Engineering Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The learning curve is small if one is familiar with routing/networking in general, but it takes some time to fully understand the impact of some configuration settings. The support for all major Linux distros makes running and testing a breeze though. View full review »
RyanCollier
System Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Configuring our forward proxy was a little complex because it was my first time implementing such a solution. That being said, the people at HAProxy were more than willing to help me get the solution in place. View full review »
Sandeep Sikka
Engineering Systems Manager and Data Scientist at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
Complex, but their technical staff has made excellent progress on our migration to date. View full review »
Gary Galstian
Information Technology / Software Development with 501-1,000 employees
For the most part, the setup is pretty straightforward. However, as I mentioned earlier, thanks to the very good and quick technical support, all the complex requirements that we had were resolved quickly. View full review »
Devendra Joshi
Sr. System Administrator Linux & AWS at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Easy to set up. View full review »
Rudolph Dussel
User
The product is very simple to install and to use. View full review »
SeniorOp47fe
Senior Operations Engineer
The initial setup is pretty straightforward. View full review »
Dyego Eugenio
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It was straightforward. I created an Ansible playbook to install HAProxy. It is simple to install and the configuration files are easy to understand. View full review »
Oren Alexandroni
Senior Vice President of TechOps at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is mostly straightforward and HAProxy was very helpful, guiding us during the deployment. View full review »
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