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

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Fri Nov 30 20:27:47 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/cen
> tos_cluster_configuration_and_management/ 
> <http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/centos_linux_guides/ce
> ntos_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. 

What isn't working with heartbeat?

It may be just that some help getting heartbeat working properly
is all you need?

If after working with it fully configured properly it still
doesn't work the way you need it then I'd look at another
clustering solution.


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