HAProxy ALOHA Virtual Load Balancer

Application Delivery Controller

Plug-and-play Application-Layer load balancing for enterprises with virtualized infrastructure.

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Plug and play load balancers

The simple to use HAProxy ALOHA Virtual Application Delivery Controller includes an embed GUI and configuration templating system, allowing for deployment of new applications in minutes.

Full Featured Load Balancer / Application Delivery Controller  
HAProxy and LVS embedded in an easy to use virtual image  
Simple GUI to manage the device, configuration wizards and templates  
Configuration API  
Cluster mode for high-availability  

Seamless Integration

The HAProxy ALOHA Virtual Load Balancer has been smartly designed to integrate seamlessly into any environment.

Powerful Features

The HAProxy ALOHA Virtual Load Balancer provides the same powerful Application and Network (Layer 7 and Layer 4) load balancing features that are available in the HAProxy ALOHA Hardware Load Balancer.

* Processing performance depends on the power of the server and hypervisor running below the Virtual Load Balancer.

Available Integrations

Available as an image for the following hypervisors:

  • VMware
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Citrix XenServer
  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
  • Xen virtual image

HAProxy VM Licenses

HAProxy VM licensing options provide the flexibility your enterprise requires. Choose the service level that is right for your needs without fear of lock-in. As new needs arise you can rest assured that you will not be penalized for growth.

Licenses 1K 2K 4K 8K * 16K * 30K * 50K *
L7 Connections HTTP/s 1K 2K 4K 8K 16K 30K 50K
L7 Concurrent Connections 5K 10K 20K 40K 80K 120K 160K
SSL TPS (TLS 1.2) 300 600 1,200 2,400 4K 8K 16K
L4 Connection/s 3,700 7,500 18K 40K 60K 120K 200K
Recommended Hypervisors All All All All All Hyper-V vSphere vSphere
Recommended Memory 1G 2G 2G 2G 2G 4G 8G
Min vCPUs 1 1 1 2 2 2 to 4 2 to 4

* Performance strongly depends on the hypervisor. Please contact us for details.

For Optimal Performance

Choose the license that matches your traffic pattern and hypervisor needs in your environment.

Licenses 1K 2K 4K 8K * 16K * 30K * 50K *
Recommended Hypervisors All All All All All Hyper-V
Recommended Memory 1G 2G 2G 2G 2G 4G 8G
Min CPUs 1 1 1 2 2 2 to 4 2 to 4

* Performance strongly depends on the hypervisor. Please contact us for details.

Technical Features

HAProxy ALOHA Virtual Load Balancer

  • Network load balancing (Layer 4)
  • Application Delivery Controller (Layer 7)
  • Support for all IPv4 and IPv6 based protocols
  • SSL/TLS offloading, bridging, passthrough, re-encryption
  • Native support for web services and WebSockets
  • Content-based, intelligent requests routing (content switching)
  • Session persistence management using cookies
  • Application cookie learning such as PHPSESSID, JSESSIONID, ASP.NET_SessionId and others

  • Replication of session status between a master ALOHA and its slave(s)
  • Wide selection of balancing algorithms (round-robin, leastconn, hash) with weighting
  • Hashing algorithms optimized for proxy farms
  • Layer 7 Reverse-proxy and transparent proxy modes
  • Layer 4 NAT, Direct Server Return and IPIP modes
  • VIP-less modes
  • Full IP support
  • IPv6 ready
  • Floating Virtual IPs using VRRP
  • Continuous server and application health checks
  • Virtual IP announces using routing protocols (BGP/OSPF)
  • Graceful server shutdown

  • Overload protection
  • Backup servers or farms
  • Session persistence and maintenance management on ALOHA in standby mode
  • Unlimited number of virtual services, server farms and servers in a farm
  • Unlimited management of IP:port pairs using a virtual server
  • Generation of detailed application logs in place of servers (access log offloading)
  • TCP/HTTP acceleration through buffering
  • Server side connections dynamically controlled
  • Early release of connections

  • HTTP compression
  • Advanced reporting of response times per server and URLs
  • Filtering of useless TCP connections and HTTP requests
  • HTTP header manipulation
  • Antibot Module
  • Sanitize Module
  • Fingerprint Module
  • Protocol validation (HTTP, TLS)
  • Protection against SYN floods, DoS, DDoS, worms, bots, etc.
  • Management of black/white lists
  • User authentication with third party software
  • Advanced URL filtering
  • Access Control Lists management
  • Prevention of information leaks
  • Filtering HTTP/HTTPS queries and responses
  • User behavior analysis by source IP, cookie, HTTP header, etc…
  • Protection against brute force attacks
  • Management of TLS client certificates
  • Block malicious or needless HTTP queries
  • VLAN tagging (802.1q)
  • Support for Syslog, SNMP, traps SNMP, VRRP and NTP standards
  • Network interface bridging and bonding (802.3ad)
  • Integration in proxy or transparent proxy mode
  • Advanced monitoring and logging, status of services and applications, connection details, activity statistics
  • Web or CLI administration interface (SSH or serial port access)

  • Malfunction diagnostic tools
  • Multi-level administration (monitoring and configuration)
  • Configuration management and provisioning API via REST/JSON web service and CLI
  • Management of multi-tenant architecture configuration via the configuration API
  • Configuration templating

HAProxy ALOHA Documentation

Quick Start and Configuration Guides

Learn how to deploy and configure your HAProxy ALOHA device.

ALOHA 12.0

ALOHA 11.5

ALOHA 11.0

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