HAProxy Other Advice

Jared Bates
DevOps Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
I would rate this product a nine out of 10. I only took off one point because of the lack of a GUI, although in this case I would say that I prefer the CLI and configuration, which is primarily how we manage it. A GUI/web interface could be helpful for users who are not as experienced in the Linux shell. Be sure you are familiar with the Linux command line and have networking knowledge. Specifically, VRRP is helpful to understand the high-availability aspect of it. The documentation is very helpful, so be sure to follow their given best practices and configuration tips. View full review »
ShawnBrito
Senior Systems Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I have used it for over 10 years. I started using it as a Web application (Tomcat, Apache, JBoss) load-balancer when it had a few stable releases. When I first start using it, HAProxy was primarily used to load-balance HTTP requests. Since we are a B2B company that deals primarily with hotel inventory, IP authentication was a must. Therefore, our customers had single end-points to send and receive RESTful requests. To make this viable, we had to use a central server as a proxy to tunnel out the requests. We will continue to use HAProxy as our entry-point and exit-point of the system. View full review »
Haim Ari
SysOps Manager at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
* Use the best hardware you can (CPU and memory). * Don't log files locally, if possible. * Use multi process only if you have to, and don't utilize the first core. View full review »
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John Taisto
Unix System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Once the container is set up, the time it takes to deploy is typically under a minute. That is a full-blown solution with all the plugins and images that I'm planning on using. I'm pretty happy with it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
Fran├žois Guillier
Expert Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Play a lot with the VM version. The product is powerful but some features are a bit hidden (read the HAProxy docs). View full review »
Mikolaj Niedbala
Deployment Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
During the implementation, you have to plan ACLs and back-ends first. That allows you to prepare a cleaner config. I rate HAProxy a 10 out of 10. It is fast, flexible, and rock solid. View full review »
Software5e4d
Software Engineering Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Use it for some small, non-critical systems first, get comfy with the stats, and then scale out. Codify your configuration and keep it as simple as the requirements allow. View full review »
Devendra Joshi
Sr. System Administrator Linux & AWS at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
I will always give HAProxy a 10 out of 10. We never have any downtime with it. The HAProxy team regularly updates the product. I would definitely recommend HAProxy. You must go with this product. View full review »
SeniorOp47fe
Senior Operations Engineer
Use a split front-end and back-end instead of using the "listen" directive. Therefore, you are clear what you are setting up. Be aware of connections dropping during restarts, etc. View full review »
Dyego Eugenio
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Before using it, you need to understand your environment's sizing and check if HAProxy is able to handle the quantity of connections. View full review »
Oren Alexandroni
Senior Vice President of TechOps at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
HAProxy is a very powerful solution with great performance, but it needs to be evaluated carefully according to the specific environment and requirements. View full review »
reviewer854253
Software engineer
The SSL termination was a nice, useful addition. View full review »
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