Archive for the tag 'cluster'



Aug 27 2014

LVS: a Free Load-Balancer for Microsoft Exchange

Published by under Linux

Microsoft Exchange traffic can be load-balanced with Microsoft NLB but it requires to set up 4 Exchange servers for the sake that NLB isn’t compatible with (Exchange) cluster. Most Microsoft guys do not recommend it.Among NLB downsides, Exchange services are monitored with a basic ping, meaning the service is considered to be active even if […]

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Aug 20 2009

File server cluster on Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition

Published by under Windows

Most of us already know cluster features aren’t provided on Windows 2003 server Standard Edition.The thing is you’ve got a shared storage space but you can’t (or don’t want to) afford 2 Windows Enterprise licences just for a file server.There is DFS indeed but one acknowledge it is a pity to replicate data that resides […]

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Jan 20 2008

Heartbeat 2 Howto

Published by under Apache,Linux

Since version 2, Heartbeat is able to manage more than 2 nodes, and doesn’t need "mon" utility to monitor services. This fonctionnality is now implemented within Heartbeat. As a consequence, this flexibility and new features may make it harder to configure. It’s intresting to know version 1 configuration files are still supported.   Installation Heartbeat […]

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Apr 18 2007

Mysql Failover

Published by under Mysql

When a Mysql server contains critical data, it’s always a good idea to rely on more than one server. Implementing a cluster would be ideal in this situation and could offer a high availability setup. It gives the option to replace a node if it fails with no disruption of service or even data loss. […]

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Apr 01 2007

Mysql Replication

Published by under Mysql

Having a few databases running on Mysql with tables growing to several millions of rows, backups become pretty heavy. If the server fails, it can mean several hours lost, working on setting up a new server and reimporting the data from the backup. I’m not even talking about the potential financial loss due to the […]

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