HA cluster

Michael Widerkrantz mc at hack.org
Thu Nov 1 04:05:49 PDT 2007

Sorry if this is a duplicate, but I haven't seen my post in the

Jordi Prats <jprats at cesca.es> writes:

> So there's no HA cluster for FreeBSD? RH cluster suite use kernel
> modules, so I cannot just recompile it, on the other hand clusterit
> does not fit all my requirements.

That depends on what you mean with "HA cluster", I guess. What do you
want to do? What kind of systems are you doing failover for? Do you
want load balancing with that? What kind of systems do you want to
balance load on? Stateless web servers? Do you want weighting as well?

For example, heartbeat from linux-ha.org is in the ports system under
sysutils/heartbeat. I don't know if it's up to date with the version
at linux-ha, though, but the linux-ha web site says their system runs
on FreeBSD.

OpenBSD's CARP has been ported to FreeBSD if you want to do failover
for firewalls with pf.

There are many load balancers that can run on top of FreeBSD.

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