HAProxy – Experimental evaluation of the performance

HAProxy max throughput

HAProxy max throughput overview

When I was evaluating the influence of the number of fronts on the performance of WordPress (see the post Scaling-out WordPress – Performance Measures – Number of fronts influence), I was wondering what should be the number of request per seconds HAProxy was able to sustain.

Some benchmarks on the HAProxy web site show that HAProxy is able to manage up to 25K req/sec at 8KB with a 10GB Nic.
I decided to try to determine the limit on my testing virtualized environment.

In this test, I use the standard “It works” apache page (177 bytes)
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