Major features in ALOHA 11.0 include an upgrade to HAProxy Enterprise 1.9r1 which comprises the following new and improved functionalities:

  • End-to-End HTTP/2 Support

  • gRPC support

  • Connection pooling to backends

  • Connection multiplexing to backends

  • Improved threading

  • Automatic threading configuration

  • Cache Improvements (supports objects of 2GB)

  • Server Queue Priority Control,

  • Random Load Balancing Algorithm - supports configurable draw which can be used for Power of Two Random Choices Load Balancing

  • Early Hints (HTTP 103) and Misdirected Request (HTTP 421) Support

  • Runtime API Improvements

  • New Fetches

  • New Converters (see details here)

  • System Components Version Upgrades

  • Upgrade all components with an OpenSSL dependency to be compliant with v1.1.0b (OpenSSL 1.0.2 was removed)

  • Keepalived upgraded to 1.4.5

  • Automatic network configuration using VMWare OVF properties (VA only)