1 Load Balancer + 1 Traffic Shaper/Squid. Which machine needs to be beefier?
I got this setup now and i'll be moving into live testing in a few weeks after i got new hardware;
(wan2) ---- [pfSense Load Balance] –--- [pfSense Traffic Shaper/Squid] –-- (local network, 500 max users)
Question, does the Load Balancer need to have lots of RAM and processing power too?
Or is it just gonna "feel" like it's receiving a single connection from a single machine?
Load balancing doesn't require much at all in terms of resources. Squid, however, is a memory pig. Plan your HD and memory allotment accordingly.