Global server load balancing

CAFC
  • US 7,657,629 B1
  • Filed: 02/28/2003
  • Issued: 02/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of providing load balancing among host servers, the method comprising:

  • determining a number of active host servers bound to each of a plurality of virtual addresses respectively residing at each of a plurality of site switches; and

    arranging said virtual addresses as an ordered list by selecting one of said virtual address having a greatest said determined number of active host servers bound to it as a candidate optimum virtual address in said ordered list.

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