John P . Looney stated the following on Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 03:21:34PM +0000 :
> I didn't. What I've running at the moment is ipvs & mon & heartbeat
> setup to do clustering for mysql, http, postfix and courier imap. Works
> well - but there is a ~2 second gap between mon noticing that a service is
> down, and changing the routing tables for it. It nats everything out of
> the cluster, so it looks like it's all one big machine.
>> Heartbeat's just used for a fail over router. Problem there being that
> you lose the nat tables - so if your router dies, all your connections
> drop, and it's a second or two before you can reconnect to anything. Not
Need to go to something like a foundry serveriron for that kind of
> > You need fibre channel for the 16 nodes - mucho deneros, else you can use
> > shared scsi and only two nodes. But you can cluster applications, we setup
> > MySql and Apache, and brutally shut off machines for the laugh, and it was
> > almost seamless as far as the clients were concerned - 20 seconds as far as
> > I can remember - but this is adjustable - and better than MSCS can do.
>> How does it all work ? What does it use for shared storage (which is my
> big problem at the moment. NetApp clusters are expensive, as are dual
> attach SCSI enclosures.
Have you tried using GFS,
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