I know this question is quite unusual, router doesn't design to do load balancing, but Is it possible to use cisco router as a simple HTTP Load balancer ? by creating nat pool and using ip nat inside,outside commands. (We have some left-over routers)
Client<->router <-> 192.168.1.11,192.168.1.12,192.168.11.13:80
Because, F5 is qutie expensive and we use only a fraction of its functions (Just a simple round-robin without any connection persistent).
There are 4-5 thousands transaction per sec (1MB per transaction). Do you think the router can handle it? or using Linux with iptables or software load balancer would be better ?