[Linux-HA] Linux-HA IP Failover

Jordan Mendler jmendler at ucla.edu
Tue Sep 11 23:51:03 MDT 2007


I saw that. Can linux-ha do that with multiple servers/IP addresses, say 5
or 10? I know v2 is supposed to add support for more than 2 IPs, but not
sure if it applies to this type of config.

Thanks<
Jordan

On 9/11/07, Michael Schwartzkopff <misch at multinet.de> wrote:
>
> Am Mittwoch, 12. September 2007 01:31 schrieb Jordan Mendler:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I am new to Linux-HA and trying to assess whether or not it will suit
> our
> > needs. After searching the mailing list archive, I could not find a
> thread
> > that was totally relevant, except one that had not been answered. I am
> > trying to find an IP failover solution for our 'active-active' apache
> > cluster, in which we have 2 (soon to be more) identical and
> independently
> > running apache webservers, each with its own public and private IP. Each
> > public IP is part of a DNS round-robin archive, which we use to
> distribute
> > the load to both machines.
> >
> > What we would like to implement is a solution such that when a server
> goes
> > down, it's public IP will be moved to another webserver which will then
> > have 2 active public IP addresses until the broken webserver is brought
> > back online and can reacquire its IP. We have found software called
> > wackamole that does this (http://www.backhand.org/wackamole/), however
> > wackamole has been acting a little strange in our testing.
> >
> > With that said, is Linux-HA capable of this type of configuration for
> > multiple 'active' webservers (or non-webservers for that matter, as we
> will
> > ultimately be needing to do something similar for a SOLR search
> cluster)?
> > How does Linux-HA compare to something like wackamole? Are there any
> other
> > products that are worth considering for this type of scenario?
> >
> > Thanks so much,
> > Jordan
>
> As far as I understood your problem Linux-HA fits. See:
> http://linux-ha.org/GettingStartedV2/TwoIPaddresses
>
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