HAProxy Enterprise (HAPEE) is a version of the open-source HAProxy Load Balancer that features additional modules, supported third-party components, and technical support. It also backports all bug fixes.

HAPEE includes the following components:

  • HAProxy load balancer (hapee-lb)

  • ACL update module (lb-update)

  • Security Modules: Antibot, Fingerprint, Sanitize, WAF Offloader, Advanced WAF

  • Stick table aggregator

  • Real time dashboard

  • Third-party components (RHI, SNMP, and VRRP)

Getting Started

OS and Hardware Requirements

Build and configure the server or the virtual machine

Pre-installation Checklist

Gather all required information about your network and facilitate your installation - process

Installation or Upgrade

Follow these instructions to install HAPEE


Perform system tuning

Tune your system to handle high traffic levels (if required)

Configure VRRP

Implement the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (if required)

Configure HAPEE-LB

Consult the documentation set for the HAProxy load-balancer (HAPEE-LB) to guide you through the workings of this core component

Configure SNMP

Install and configure the SNMP daemon for HAPEE (if required)

Configure RHI

Implement Route Health Injection (if required)

Enable HAPEE daemons on startup

Use HAPEE services and daemons with init and systemd

Traffic Management

Perform health checks

Configure and perform health checks for your server services

Configure TLS

Configure HAPEE for Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Rewrite HTTP requests, methods, or headers

Change a request as it moves between the client and the backends transparently

Redirect HTTP requests

Send 3xx redirects to clients

Log format rules

Customize the log format

Generate alerts

Configure event-based alerts

Fetch data samples

Extract data from traffic streams, client or server information, tables, environmental information, etc.

Set up ACLs

Provide a flexible access solution based on content extracted from the request, the response, or any environmental status

Compress HTTP traffic

Compress the body of a response before it is forwarded to a client

API Reference

HAPEE has a configuration API that you can access either via the command line or a restful interface in order to add or modify the HAProxy configuration.

Command line API

Access and use the configuration API via the command line


Access and use the configuration API via a restful interface

HAPEE Load Balancer Documentation (1.8r2)

This documentation set covers HAPEE-LB, the core load-balancing component of HAPEE. It contains the following guides:

Configuration Manual

A reference guide with details on all configuration keywords and their options. Use this guide when you need to change a configuration.

Starter Guide

This guide explains the basics of load balancing and the HAProxy product.

Management Guide

This guide describes the regular operation and management of HAProxy.