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Ultra Monkey

Ultra Monkey is a project to create load balanced and highly available services on a local area network using Open Source components on the Linux operating system. The focus is on producing a scalable, highly available Web farm, though the technology is easily expandable to other services such as email and FTP. It's intended to be a single point of contact for obtaining software and documentation for network engineers. The documentation provided with Ultra Monkey has example topologies and sample configuration files to aid users in designing and constructing a network.

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  •  12 Apr 2005 10:17

    Release Notes: Ultra Monkey 3 is the latest release of the popular load balancing software based on The Linux Virtual Server and Linux-HA projects. This release features the ability to synchronise connections between linux-directors, allowing connections to continue even if the active linux-director fails, better management of ARP packets, and no longer requires a custom kernel.

    •  25 Mar 2003 03:49

      Release Notes: This release features updates of all major components including the kernel, LVS, and Heartbeat. Packages have been built and tested on Red Hat 7.3 and 8.0.

      •  07 Aug 2002 16:42

        Release Notes: This release works with the 2.4 kernel, has been tested against Red Hat 7.2, supports monitoring of HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, POP, IMAP, SMTP, and LDAP, and has more robust active/standby takeover using Heartbeat.

        •  25 Apr 2001 19:36

          Release Notes: The major components have been updated. Neither a custom kernel nor OpenSSL are shiped with this release of Ultra Monkey, as these are provided by VA-Enhanced 6.2.4, against which this release is designed to work.

          •  25 Oct 2000 20:11

            Release Notes: All major components have been updated and documentation enhanced.

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