High Availability FreeBSD www cluster

Rudi Kramer - MWEB rkramer at mweb.com
Tue Aug 5 09:35:35 UTC 2008

Michael Christie:

> 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
> test network. I would like to set up the servers so if one server
> over the other will take over the services automatically, load
> balanceing would be good as well. I have googled, I could be looking
> 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
> freebsd.
> So I am a bit lost and i am wanting to learn how to cluster freebsd
> and mail servers, I have looked at  Beowulf clusters, which seem to
> 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
> Linux project softwhere will do the job.

I also did some research a while ago and found Wackamole. It looks
pretty interesting as you don't need a central "director" server but all
servers in the cluster check each other. It's also in the ports tree :-)

Site: http://www.backhand.org/wackamole/ 
Port: /usr/ports/net/wackamole

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