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I recently posted a question regarding the issue of loadbalancing webservers on a budget. It's finally time to begin the testing so I thought about setting up two or more Ubuntu VM's in my LAN running pacemaker+corosync in order to learn the basics and try different configs out.

How do I get started after installing both corosync + pacemaker as I don't have public IP's attached to each VM living in my LAN?

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You can use RFC1918 IP addresses to test your configuration. Depending on the load balancing setup, the use of RFC1918 addresses may continue in some form into production.

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Hi! That's great! Can you please tell me how I would try to access a machine to check whether the load balancing would work or not as the IP of the machine is set by the Router in the LAN and will not follow between the machines on a failure? – Industrial Aug 22 '11 at 18:55
Don't let your "router" set IP addresses of servers. – womble Aug 22 '11 at 22:49
Hmm then how should I do it? – Industrial Aug 23 '11 at 13:27
assign a static IP outside of the DHCP range. – iainlbc Sep 5 '11 at 0:01

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