The Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn package provides a method for dynamically distributing connection load between multiple Wowza Streaming Engine™ edge servers. Dynamic Load Balancing is essential for efficient distribution of connection requests to the least loaded servers when deploying networks of multiple edge servers. Edge servers communicate with one or more load balancing Wowza Streaming Engines.
The Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn provides system load balancing between multiple instances of Wowza Streaming Engines. Edge servers will periodically send load and status information over UDP to the Wowza Streaming Engine(s) running the load balancer. The server with the load balancer keeps track of the load and availability of each edge server to which it is communicating.