High Availability FreeBSD www cluster

Paul Procacci pprocacci at datapipe.com
Tue Aug 5 08:49:00 UTC 2008

Michael Christie wrote:
> 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 freebsd.
> 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.
> Thanks
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I've used freevrrpd (/usr/ports/net/freevrrpd) for some clients with 
Additionally doing some googling revealed "SG Cluster" 
(http://www.freebsd.org.hk/html/sgcluster/) though I'm not sure how 
active this is and/or really if it's what your looking for.


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