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HAProxy Installation & Configuration for Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

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HAProxy Installation & Configuration for Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

The world of high availability, load-balancing, and proxying.

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·Sep 22, 2022·

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HAProxy is an excellent reverse proxy for high-availability, load-balancing, and proxying.

Hereunder are notes and links I personally find useful for working with HAProxy.

Interesting Use-case

I've started using HAProxy again because I needed a way to log HTTP requests sent to our TypeSense server. With HAProxy, we can easily duplicate the HTTP requests sent to our Typesense server, sending a copy of those HTTP requests to our logs server.

Release Cycles & End of Life

  • Even releases (2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6) are LTS.
  • Odd releases (2.1, 2.3, 2.5) are non-LTS.
  • HAProxy End of Life

Installation

To check your Ubuntu version:

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
Release:    22.04
Codename:    jammy

To install for Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish:

$ sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vbernat/haproxy-2.6
$ sudo apt-get install haproxy=2.6.\*

Configuration

$ sudo nano /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg