How to provide fail-over capability for servers?
fbsdlists at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 07:14:12 PDT 2007
It depends on what type of services the servers offer. Mail servers,
web servers, file servers, DHCP servers? SMTP (the mail protocol) for
instance has built-in provisions for automatic failover.
On 10/29/07, Stephen Allen <p0036343 at brookes.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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?
> Many thanks,
> Steve :)
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
More information about the freebsd-questions