[Beowulf] Possibly OT
mwill at penguincomputing.com
Wed May 26 13:23:40 EDT 2004
Maybe somebody has a cool beowulf setup for this, but in my opinion this is
more a task for an LVS (linux virtual server) setup with heartbeat.
There are two issues you are trying to solve:
One is loadbalancing, can be done with one frontend machine using LVS (linux
virtual server) to forward web-sessions to one of several webservers.
The other is high availability so that this one machine going down is being
replaced by a standby, taking over its IP address.
Check out www.ultramonkey.org for a lot of good software and documentation to
I just last week set up a two server HA (active/passive) solution for running
mysql and a customer application connecting to it, using a fibre attached
nStor for external storage, and it was not too hard. All the information I
needed I found on ultramonkey.org.
On Tuesday 25 May 2004 03:04 pm, Ed wrote:
> I have to provide a webhost, but with low spec computers which we have
> in abndance.
> Now, I assume that the webservice will use the single IP address
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