Unable to connect to ECE Cluster with Load Balancer

(Ong) #1

I have Nginx as a LB which sits in front of the ECE proxy.

When I added a wildcard DNS which pointed directly to the ECE proxy IP, I was able to connect to the cluster using the cluster endpoint. The DNS record is:
*.ece.org ->, where is the proxy IP)

When a LB sits in front of the proxy, the connection does not work. First, I added a wildcard DNS which points to the LB
*.ece.org -> (where is the IP of the load balancer)

Then, in the nginx load balancer, the conf file is as follows:

upstream ece-proxies{ server;}
    listen 80;
    server_name *.ece.org;
    location / {
        proxy_pass  http://ece-proxies/;

Is it correct that the LB just points directly to the IP of the proxy machine?

When I entered the proxy machine IP and port directly in the browser, nothing was returned.

(Alex Piggott) #2

You need to have proxy_http_version 1.1; under location /, otherwise looks OK

If adding that didn't work, can you get any debug logging from nginx? My guess would be that it was some hard-to-spot-with-the-eye misconfig in that case

(Ong) #3

Yes, I added the proxy_http_version 1.1 and proxy_set_header HOST $host lines and the cluster endpoint URL is able to connect via the nginx load balancer now. Thanks for the tip

However, there is a need to remove the port from the URL, otherwise the endpoint does not connect. e.g. http://(clusterID).ece.org can connect but http://(clusterID).ece.org:9200 is not able to connect.

Is this considered correct or is there additional configuration needed?

(Alex Piggott) #4

Isn't that just because of the listen 80 declaration? ie your nginx is configured to listen on 80 and route to 9200? Apologies if I misunderstood!

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(Ong) #6

Yes, nginx is listens on port 80 and routes it to 9200. Looks like it is correct. Thanks!