I need to know if apache can wisely and automatically detect if one of it's balanerMembers is down and consequently exempt it from serving the requests?
P.S. The back-end servers won't produce heartbeat.
Comments: I'm using mod_proxy in apache 2.4.7 My configuration for a sample site is like below, My problem is when one of the back-end servers goes unresponsive, My load balancer still sends requests to the dead back-end server and clients are complaining. What is wrong with the below config:
<Proxy balancer://X_Balancer> BalancerMember http://firsthost.sth/ status=-SE BalancerMember http://anotherhost.sth/ status=-SE ProxySet lbmethod=bybusyness </Proxy> <VirtualHost IPofloadbalancer:80> ServerName domainname SSLProxyEngine On Include /*/modsecurity.conf <location /> ProxyPass balancer://X_Balancer/ ProxyPassReverse balancer://X_Balancer/ </location> </VirtualHost>