We are rolling out our application suite onto different sites around North America and the United Kingdom. We have put a regional load balancers in place with ratios set to separate the load between the different sites.
I've been asked to come up with a way to make sure we've configured the balancers correctly and we aren't just hitting the same box repeatedly. I've only done this manually by asking different colleagues to hit a URL which exposes the underlying hostname.
I'd like to know if there's a tool (more gui, then script) anyone can recommend which would allow me to test that everything is working as expected?
The first candidate I've found is JMeter, but I seem to find more results based around simulating high load, then checking load balancing.
An additional requirement is that the load balancers remember your i.p. and consistently send you to the same site post initial contact. So the tool will probably have to be distributed in nature.