[CentOS] Replacement for Linux-HA (heartbeat) - RedHat cluster?

Matt Shields mattboston at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 13:12:33 UTC 2007

On Nov 30, 2007 4:30 AM, Amos Shapira <amos.shapira at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm beginning to give up on making Linux-HA's heartbeat work for my
> environment (CentOS x86_64) and am wondering what other option have I got to
> help me:
> 1. Use IPVS to maintain a cluster of virtual servers, either master/slave or
> load-balanced.
> 2. Use DRBD in master/slave fashion to keep a home-grown application
> highly-available.
> The first thing I stumbled upon is RedHat Cluster Suite (
> http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/centos_linux_guides/centos_cluster_configuration_and_management/),
> from which I also saw some packages on my CentOS servers.
> I've never heard of it before and am just starting to dig its docs, but if
> someone here can confirm/deny that this is a possible route to take it might
> save me some time or doubts.

Dump the cluste suite and use the LinuxVirtualServer.org packages.
You won't have a gui, but it will be better in the long run.  We're
using that for quite a few clusters and handling about 30MBit/s on
each of the clusters, I think it's around 10k concurrent connections.


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