[CentOS] does anyone have experience with clusters?

Rudi Ahlers rudiahlers at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 13:37:52 UTC 2008


On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 3:35 PM, Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Tom Brown <tom at ng23.net> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Yes, the idea is to run a XEN farm. Each VPS will have it own set of
>>> sofware running, from Windows to Linux, with SQL / Web / Email / etc.
>>>
>>> With regards to load balancing, I need it so that the total load of
>>> all the XEN VPS's can be spread out among the XEN servers, almost like
>>> a super computer. How will I do this?
>>>
>>
>> depends on how much of your own effort you want to put in getting this
>> running - it might be that Xen Enterprise is something that would
>> benefit you more. It can be done with other tools but if you want VM's
>> to magically start working over >> there when the host here << dies then
>> i think you need to look at a commercial product. I dont like Xen
>> Enterprise and never will but if you want to use Xen then you may have
>> to go that route. You could make it so that disk images are on shred
>> storage and so recovery to a different dom0 is short but if you want
>> seamless then i think you'll have to pay $$
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>
>
> Hi Tom,
>
> Thank you for the input. Let's forget about XEN for a moment, I was
> actually looking at setting up a cluster which has fail-over & load
> balancing capabilities, regardless of what runs on it. If XEN
> enterprise is the only option,then I'm not going to bother. I don't
> see why I need to pay for a tool which has a helpdesk and
> "professional technicians standing by" to help me when I get stuck, if
> XEN can do the same.
>
> --
>
> Kind Regards
> Rudi Ahlers
>

I've actually been looking at VMWare's grid which costs about $5000 -
which is much easier to go for, than with XEN enterprise, but I was
hoping to accomplish this task without spending extra money


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Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers


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