IP Virtual Server
|Operating system||Linux kernel|
|License||GNU General Public License|
IPVS is incorporated into the Linux Virtual Server (LVS), where it runs on a host and acts as a load balancer in front of a cluster of real servers. IPVS can direct requests for TCP- and UDP-based services to the real servers, and make services of the real servers appear as virtual services on a single IP address. IPVS is built on top of the Netfilter.
IPVS is merged into versions 2.4.x and newer of the Linux kernel mainline.
- "IPVS Software - Advanced Layer-4 Switching". linuxvirtualserver.org. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2013-11-24.