High Availability FreeBSD www cluster

Michael Christie michael at powerzone.net.au
Tue Aug 5 08:43:48 UTC 2008

Is sgcluster in the ports , how would i find out if this is an active 
project ?


Paul Procacci wrote:
> 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 
> success.
> 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.
> ~Paul

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