High Availability FreeBSD www cluster
raggen at passagen.se
Wed Aug 6 15:54:07 UTC 2008
Michael Christie skrev:
> Hi all ,
> I want to cluster some freeBSD servers, The purpose of this is to
> learn. I would like to run some basic services like www and mail on a
> test network. I would like to set up the servers so if one server falls
> over the other will take over the services automatically, load
> balanceing would be good as well. I have googled, I could be looking in
> the wrong place , there seems not to be much in regard to seting up
> freebsd in a cluster, lots on linux. I have looked at the High
> Availability Linux project , I see on the front page that it will run on
> So I am a bit lost and i am wanting to learn how to cluster freebsd web
> and mail servers, I have looked at Beowulf clusters, which seem to give
> computers more grunt, Can some on on the list please advise me on what
> clustering softwhere i need to get started and if the High Availability
> Linux project softwhere will do the job.
> web links any thing to help me get started would be good. No I do not
> want to change over to linux.
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I have been running freevrrpd and pen (http://siag.nu/pen/ or in ports)
for HA web services.
My setup was a firewall/gateway consisting of more than 1 machine using
freevrrpd thus enabling failover for the firewall/gateway. I write
firewall and not firewalls since freevrrpd creates a virtual ip that is
failover'ed between the machines.
On the firewall/gateway pen were running and pointed towards the web
servers. Pen can point at as many web servers as you like and balances
the load between them in a very simple way. If the web servers are
identical in setup they become redundant. DNS loadbalancing is very
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