How to provide fail-over capability for servers?
p0036343 at brookes.ac.uk
Mon Oct 29 14:26:53 PDT 2007
I'm completely new to this so some of my ideas may sound ludicrous...
please put me right where necessary!
I will have 3 net-facing servers which must be available 24/7. I had
planned to have an additional box located in a different building on the
same site (in case of part power-outage) that will run VMware server and
host all the fail-over servers.
What options are there for providing automatic fail-over capability? I
had thought of running a cron job every minute that would test for the
existence of the other server and assume its identity if it couldn't get
a reply, but it feels like a 'sub-optimal' way of doing it.
Can anyone give me some ideas I should be looking at?
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