[Bro-Dev] #839: topic/dnthayer/load-balancing

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#839: topic/dnthayer/load-balancing
 Reporter:  dnthayer       |      Owner:
     Type:  Merge Request  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  Normal         |  Milestone:  Bro2.1
Component:  BroControl     |    Version:  git/master
 Keywords:                 |
 This branch adds improvements to load-balancing support in broctl.
 Instead of adding a separate worker entry in node.cfg for each Bro
 worker process on each worker host, with this branch it is
 possible to just specify the number of worker processes on
 each host.

 This branch 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 load-balance on).

 Two new broctl plugins (these 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.

Ticket URL: <http://tracker.bro-ids.org/bro/ticket/839>
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