[Bro] Version: 2.0-907 -- Bro manager memory exhaustion
vladg at cmu.edu
Wed Aug 1 14:10:46 PDT 2012
On 8/1/12 4:59 PM, "Scott Campbell" <scampbell at lbl.gov> wrote:
> Š something as simple as a cut and paste of the
> PF_RING/ixgbe startup configs and the node.cfg
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you're looking for, but is this still
needed with the new load balancing support in broctl?
* Improvements to built-in load-balancing support. Instead of adding
a separate worker entry in node.cfg for each Bro worker process on
each worker host, it is now possible to just specify the number of
worker processes on each host. (Daniel Thayer)
This change adds three new keywords to the node.cfg file (to be
used with worker entries): lb_procs (specifies number of workers
on a host), lb_method (specifies what type of load balancing to
use: pf_ring, myricom, or interfaces), and lb_interfaces (used
only with "lb_method=interfaces" to specify which interfaces to
Two new broctl plugins (which operate automatically and the user
doesn't need to be aware of them) are added to set the appropriate
environment variables when either PF_RING or myricom
load-balancing is being used.
What might be interesting is to document some use cases on the website.
e.g. a university is looking at 8 Gbps on 5 boxes with 8 workers each,
using Myricom NICs, and a Gigamon Whatever-42 frontend.
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