I am happy to join the forum and post my first question. I am involved in an EP6 implementation, would like to get some basic guidance on load balancing and various products and options available.
Q1. Generally for how many active users do we need to use a load balancer for EP6? Is it 200 or 500 or 1000 users?
Q2. Microsofts windows load balancer: Just wondering if any one used it in the past on any landscape. At what point can we eliminate this load balancer?
Q3. What are all various third party products available in the market for load balancing a web front-end ?
Q4. We expect approximately 2000 to 3000 users in our EP6 instance and approximately 1000 max active users at any given time. Do I really need a load balancer? If yes, what should be my key selection criteria?
Any help to understand Load balancing would be appreciated.
I think the load balancer question is more dependent on the number of app servers, than the number of users. And also on how "hard" you are pushing each.
If there is a high load on the servers, you are dependent on a good load balancing scheme (otherwise they might fail or deny connections).
Q3: I've used websphere edge with great success. (cpu has never been above 0.5% even during load testing)