Re: How to Install HA Proxy on Linux

From: Willy Tarreau <>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 21:46:46 +0200


On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:10:52AM +0530, Ravi Shankar Reddy C wrote:
> Hi,
> can u send me documentation of installing HAProxy on Linux(SUSE)

First, check if there is a recent package on SuSE (I believe there is, but I don't remember), then I would strongly recommend using your distro's package for a start. When you're more at ease with it, you may prefer to download sources and build it for your particular needs.

Second, check the example configuration files. I don't know where the distro will install them (probably in /usr/share/haproxy or something like this). There are also some test files which are not designed to serve as examples, but which are sometimes perfectly suited for that.

There are also some articles on the web describing how to install it on various distros (I'm sure I saw Debian and I believe the other one was Fedora). Those articles are generally written by people who are well experienced with their distros, config files, packaging, etc...

Since their articles are really starter guides, you might want to start that way.

Last, do not try to install it if you don't know what to test with it. It's very frustrating, because you'll be in front of a tool which does nothing by itself. You need at least two (logical) servers and one client on your test setup.

Hoping this helps,
Willy Received on 2008/09/02 21:46

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