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4.8. Starting the Load Balancer Add-On
To start the Load Balancer Add-On, it is best to have two root terminals open simultaneously or two simultaneous root open
sshsessions to the primary LVS router.
In one terminal, watch the kernel log messages with the command:
tail -f /var/log/messages
Then start the Load Balancer Add-On by typing the following command into the other terminal:
/sbin/service pulse start
Follow the progress of the
pulseservice's startup in the terminal with the kernel log messages. When you see the following output, the pulse daemon has started properly:
gratuitous lvs arps finished
To stop watching
/var/log/messages, type Ctrl+c.
From this point on, the primary LVS router is also the active LVS router. While you can make requests to the Load Balancer Add-On at this point, you should start the backup LVS router before putting the Load Balancer Add-On into service. To do this, simply repeat the process described above on the backup LVS router node.
After completing this final step, the Load Balancer Add-On will be up and running.