Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Currently, I'm running the IT for a small organization, and we just purchased a new server to replace our aging Dell poweredge. As the Dell isn't so bad as to be junk, I was hoping to set up Xen on the new server, then convert the old to be a failover target through Xen Remus. However, I have been completely unable to get the remus tool on our new server. I've tried the following:

*CentOS 5.5, stock, and with compiling Xen from source for a custom 2.6.32 kernel (encountered an error we couldn't debug during boot when attempting to use custom kernel) *Debian 6.0 *Ubuntu 10.04 (non-mainline Xen packages)

I've managed to get the dom0 running on all of them, but none of the versions that have run have had Remus.

Does anyone know of a tutorial that encompasses setting up Remus from the ground up, or know what OS I could use as a dom0 that would include remus with a xen package? So far, I have not found any resources related to Remus that start prior to having the tool already installed.

share|improve this question
    
What did you use instead of remus up until now? –  Nils Aug 5 '13 at 14:23
    
Old question, but from the wiki (requirements) - "Xen hypervisor with remus support and tools (included with Xen 4.0+) Note: Remus is not included with XCP, XenServer, or with some of the Linux pre-packaged versions of Xen, so please check your distribution or you may need to build Xen from source" –  Matt Oct 8 '13 at 20:06
add comment

2 Answers 2

This may be a late reply but check out this wiki on Remus installation http://remusha.wikidot.com

share|improve this answer
1  
technically a little too late, but still a really useful link for when I try again on another set of boxes. I'll mark this as the answer if/when I manage to get remus up and running –  Solipsism Aug 10 '11 at 15:00
add comment

I found another answer to this on the XEN-WiKi which describes the process.

To me it looks not real stable and good for production use in its current state.

  • patched old/buggy drbd 8.3.11
  • 2.6.18 Kernel
  • Remus did not change since 2011

There were some hints in the above link that some parts of it will be within the standard Linux 3.4 mainstream-kernel, and even the project's home page says that it is still "young".

But this looks really interesting.

In the meantime I do my session-replication stuff with application-means. So my hot-standbys can take over without having to replicate a full machines state (including all disk and RAM memory).

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.