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

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Nov 30 16:20:01 UTC 2007

Amos Shapira 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.

AFAIK, RHCS has at its core a spin of heartbeat.

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