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`haproxy` Setup on Centos 6.5, Kernel 2.6, CPU x86_64

How to setup HAProxy

HAProxy is the Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer and it works nicely with Deveo Cluster setup.

Follow these steps to install on CentOS:

 [ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo yum install make gcc wget
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ wget http://www.haproxy.org/download/1.5/src/haproxy-1.5.11.tar.gz
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ tar -zxvf haproxy-1.5.11.tar.gz -C /opt
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ cd /opt/haproxy-1.5.11
[ahmed@ahmed-server haproxy-1.5.11]$ sudo make TARGET=linux26 CPU=x86_64
[ahmed@ahmed-server haproxy-1.5.11]$ sudo make install

Follow these steps to create init script:

 [ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo ln -sf /usr/local/sbin/haproxy /usr/sbin/haproxy
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo cp /opt/haproxy-1.5.11/examples/haproxy.init /etc/init.d/haproxy
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/haproxy

Follow these steps to configure haproxy:

 [ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo mkdir /etc/haproxy
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo cp /opt/haproxy-1.5.11/examples/examples.cfg /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/haproxy
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo touch /var/lib/haproxy/stats
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo useradd haproxy

Finally start the service and enable on boot:

 [ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo service haproxy check
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo service haproxy start
[ahmed@ahmed-server ~]$ sudo chkconfig haproxy on

Configuration sample haproxy.cfg.

log /dev/log local0
log /dev/log local1 notice
log local2
#chroot /var/lib/haproxy
#stats socket /run/haproxy/admin.sock mode 660 level admin
stats timeout 30s
user haproxy
group haproxy

# Default SSL material locations
#ca-base /etc/ssl/certs
#crt-base /etc/ssl/private

# Default ciphers to use on SSL-enabled listening sockets.
# For more information, see ciphers(1SSL).
#ssl-default-bind-ciphers kEECDH+aRSA+AES:kRSA+AES:+AES256:RC4-SHA:!kEDH:!LOW:!EXP:!MD5:!aNULL:!eNULL

log global
mode http
option httplog
option dontlognull
timeout connect 5000
timeout client 50000
timeout server 50000
#errorfile 400 /etc/haproxy/errors/400.http
#errorfile 403 /etc/haproxy/errors/403.http
#errorfile 408 /etc/haproxy/errors/408.http
#errorfile 500 /etc/haproxy/errors/500.http
#errorfile 502 /etc/haproxy/errors/502.http
#errorfile 503 /etc/haproxy/errors/503.http
#errorfile 504 /etc/haproxy/errors/504.http

frontend localnodes
bind *:9002
mode http
default_backend nodes

backend nodes
mode http
balance roundrobin
option forwardfor
http-request set-header X-Forwarded-Port %[dst_port]
http-request add-header X-Forwarded-Proto https if { ssl_fc }
option httpchk HEAD / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost:localhost
server web01 check
server web02 check
server web03 check

listen stats *:9001
stats enable
stats uri /
stats hide-version
stats auth someuser:password

Configuring Logging

If you look at the top of /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg, you will see something like below. If you dont see it then add the line in the beginning.

Here is how my conf looks like.

log /dev/log local0
log /dev/log local1 notice
log local2
If you dont have the below line then add it.
log local2
This means that HAProxy will send its messages to rsyslog on But by default, rsyslog doesn’t listen on any address.

Let’s edit /etc/rsyslog.conf and uncomment these lines:

 $ModLoad imudp
$UDPServerRun 514
This will make rsyslog listen on UDP port 514 for all IP addresses. Optionally you can limit to by adding:

Now create a /etc/rsyslog.d/haproxy.conf file containing:

 local2.*    /var/log/haproxy.log

You can of course be more specific and create separate log files according to the level of messages:

 local2.=info     /var/log/haproxy/haproxy-info.log
local2.notice /var/log/haproxy/haproxy-allbutinfo.log

Then restart rsyslog and see that log files are created:

 # service rsyslog restart
Shutting down system logger: [ OK ]
Starting system logger: [ OK ]

# ls -l /var/log/haproxy | grep haproxy
-rw-------. 1 root root 131 3 oct. 10:43 haproxy-allbutinfo.log
-rw-------. 1 root root 106 3 oct. 10:42 haproxy-info.log
Now you can start your debugging session!

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