The HAProxy Enterprise documentation set for hapee-lb addresses the main load balancer component of HAProxy. It targets users who install, configure, and administrate HAProxy Enterprise and Aloha. It comprises the following guides:

Starter Guide 1.7r2

The Starter Guide explains basic and advanced features of HAProxy:


  • Proxying

  • SSL

  • Monitoring

  • High availability

  • Load balancing

  • Stickiness

  • Sampling and converting information

  • Maps

  • ACLs and conditions

  • Content switching

  • Stick-tables

  • Formatted strings

  • HTTP rewriting and redirection

  • Server protection

  • Logging

  • Statistics


  • Management

  • System-specific capabilities

  • Scripting

Configuration Guide 1.7r2

The Configuration Manual covers in detail the following topics:

  • HTTP review

  • HAProxy configuration

  • Global parameters

  • Proxies

  • Bind and server options

  • HTTP header manipulation

  • ACLs and fetching samples

  • Logging

  • Supported filters

Management Guide 1.7r2

The Management Guide describes the administration tasks required for HAProxy. It assumes that the user has sufficient administration skills on a UNIX-like operating system, uses the shell on a daily basis, and is familiar with troubleshooting utilities such as 'strace' and 'tcpdump'.

  • HAProxy's architecture

  • Starting HAProxy

  • Stopping and restarting HAProxy

  • File-descriptor limitations

  • Memory management

  • CPU usage

  • Logging

  • Statistics and monitoring - CSV format - Typed output format - Unix Socket commands

  • Tricks for easier configuration management

  • Well-known traps to avoid

  • Debugging and performance issues

  • Security considerations