A computer cluster consists of a set of loosely connected computers that work together so that in many respects they can be viewed as a single system.

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Prevent iSCSI connection from being terminated early on reboot

I have a clustered Hyper-V environment with four nodes and three PowerVault MD3xxx storage arrays for shared storage. The servers are using standard Ethernet connections for the iSCSI fabric (not ...
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Are there any serverless distributed filesystems?

Similar to Is there a Distributed SAN/Storage System out there? or Distributed redundant storage solution?, except with a couple key differences (and two years newer). Context: I have a small Rocks ...
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Using PCIe as an Interconnect Connection [closed]

I was researching about connecting multiple server nodes together to share resources. I came up to this page: http://www.plxtech.com/applications/cloud From what I read, I see this is possible. ...
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Looking for advice on Hyper-v storage replication [closed]

I am designing a 2-host Hyper-V R2 cluster with 6-10 guests stored on a SMB iSCSI SAN device (probably Promise VessRAID). I will be getting at least two of the SAN devices and need to eliminate the ...
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SQL Server Cluster Performance

Can anybody help me answer what I hope is a really simple question? Assume I have an application running against a SQL Server database, and I am running performance tests. Should I expect improved ...
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linux clustered Filesystem

I currently have two CentOS Boxes providing NFS Services to multiple Web servers. Could someone recommand a file system which would mirror all files across both of these servers easily and ...
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Why Failover instead of Load Balancing for HA

From my understanding with failover clustering, only one machine is actually working, which means the other one(s) are sitting idle. So why would one use failover clustering instead of using a load ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Cluster vs. DFS

We're currently using 2 Windows 2008 R2 with DFS but discovered some issues with: replication of permissions (permissions are not replicated across DFS members) replication of quota (quota is ...
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Does Windows Server 2008 R2 standard edition support cluster?

I want to install sql server 2008 r2 edition in a cluster environment. Can I use Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition? Thanks.
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HA Cluster having tower 4U server with SAS

I'm a little bit confused in here.. I want to have 2 node cluster with shared storage. I read all wiki page about HA cluster. Now in my head there's a scheme like: So we have two 4U tower servers ...
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Hosting Very High bandwidth sites

I have been tasked with scoping out infrastructure requirements for a site that will be pulling over 10 million plus unique visitors per month. This site will be several gigs in size content wise. I ...
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I'm thinking n+1 in a hyper-v r2 cluster managed by scvmm is not a great idea anymore

Around here the clusters (not hyper-v clusters) are typically configured as n+1, so they are asking me to create a n+1 hyper-v r2 clusters. These will configured with both csv's and live migration and ...
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Can I use ext3 as a shared fs if I add a lock manager?

I need a cluster filesystem for an iSCSI device. The problem is that the servers to which it is connected generate datafiles which must be read by every other servers. Except for the writing and ...
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Why do Layer 7 load balancers configuration not require any client configuration changes?

For example, for haproxy (layer 7) load balancing, you only need to configure the "real servers" or "backends" behind the VIP (i.e., cluster IP). E.g.: listen smtp 192.168.3.10:25 mode tcp ...
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Windows Server 2012: Possible to have High Availability and reliability without needing a SAN, but connecting servers together?

I have some questions below -- tried to word them the best I could. If you downvote my post, please make a comment explaining why you downvoted so that I can try to do better when I post in the ...
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How cluster server works?

Now, I have a server running php + Mysql, but my server loading is very high, I want to start up one more server to reduce the workload, what should I do? Thank you.
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Clustering Microsoft versus Linux

Does anybody have experience with both Linux and Windows failover redundancy clusters, and if so which do you prefer for file server and/or web server? For a little background. We set up and ...
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What are the options for a HA system?

I'm looking into creating a HA Linux machine for my client's website. What are the main options I have, or a place/article where I can find out more? I would LOVE if it was a single-image, too, so ...
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Best method to share ISCSI lun across cluster of app servers

I'm in the process of migrating our cluster to new hardware. We use bare metal servers, no virtualization. Currently, we have around 30 "application" servers. When we make an update, we push the ...
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Microsoft fail over cluster and storage with raid card

I am looking for some input on a Microsoft fail over cluster implementation on 2012. To use the storage and pools it apparently has to have JBODS if your using a raid card. But the LSI card we use ...
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Newbie questions on MAC and high availability failovers

I am reading about High Availability and I can not understand the following I read: On failover the primary IP migrates to the backup server BUT so must the MAC address. Specifically I read that ...
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Minimum hardware requirements of a loadbalancer?

I'm going to use a FreeBSD system as a loadbalancer which routes 1gbps public traffic to back-end webserver cluster. What are the minimum hardware specs for this job? Thanks.
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How use DNS server to create simple HA (High availability) of my website?

Welcome, How can i use DNS server to create simple HA (High availability) of website ? For example if my web-server ( for better understanding i use internal IP in real it will be other hosting ...
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MSSQL Two Database Servers 1 Database

We have two servers. They are both HP DL 380 G6 servers with the same hardware and specs running Windows Server 2008. Currently the second server is a warm standby for the first with an automatic fail ...
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Sharing SSL Certificates in a Cluster

Hopefully a very simple question, if I wanted several servers providing the same service to hold a certificate (e.g interface.internal.org) would the procedure be; Generate Public/Private Pair on ...
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why would adding a crossover private nic cause IP address resource fail?

2 node Win 2008 R2 quorum cluster Configured 192.168.0.0/24 "public network" Configured cluster MSDTC Installed SQL 2008 R2 cluster instance Manually failover groups - OK Reboot server w/o failing ...
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Farm Deployer not working in Tomcat Cluster

I have setup apache-tomcat clustering(Ubuntu Server) and I used tomcat supported clustering technique with mod_jk following the link. I've setup with One Load Balancer and Two web servers. The major ...
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How do you setup a SQL 2005 cluster in amazon EC2?

I am trying to setup a highly-available DB architecture in an EC2 servers. We are forced to use SQL 2005 for now. What kind of solutions would work in this context? Has anyone done it? I can't ...
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Maintaining software as a user (on a cluster)

Every cluster of computers I've encountered suffers from the same problem: its software is outdated. Naturally, one has the ability as a user to install everything from source in the home directory. I ...
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What issues are there installing a SQL 2008 on Win 2008 cluster?

As we all know, the cluster setup, maintenance, and underlying mechanisms have been changed extensively for SQL 2008 compared to 2005/2000. Although this fell under the Storage Engine group I was ...
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Why to use fencing when you already have redundant communication links?

This article stays that you should use both fencing (aka STONITH) and redundant communication links. I'm trying to understand what benefits STONITH gives in case of split-brain. Consider for example ...
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Alternative to GlusterFS [closed]

I need to create a redunant 2-linux machines configuration so that the files on server1:/dir are in sync with the files on server2:/dir I managed to configure GlusterFs to do this but while it works ...
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How to make a DHCP server on virtual machine serves other virtual machines(on different physical machines)?

I'm building a virtual cluster with VirtualBox and Opensuse. I have 10 physical machines and need several vms on each. The virtual machines are supposed to be in a "private" network, but still have ...
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Is it possible to share the same folder name on two separate drives?

I have a Windows 2003 cluster that I'm trying to migrate to a new SAN. One of the drives that I'm copying data from has a shared folder (J:\SharedFolder) I need to copy all data from J:\ to T:\ and ...
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What makes Lustre faster and more scalable than NFS?

I have read in various places (e.g. here and here) that NFS' I/O performance does not scale, while Lustre's does, and that Lustre can deliver better I/O rates in general. There seem to be various ...
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Using ionice Over Cluster

Background: I use a computing cluster at work (4 slave nodes and 1 head node) that uses the SGE job scheduler. Recently we've been running jobs that do some heavy IO and it has been slowing down ...
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Completely Remove an Exchange Cluster even though it's cluster info is long gone?

With the proviso that I realize I screwed the pooch on this, here's my situation. We used to have an Exchange 2003 two-node cluster. Several years back we migrated to Google Apps. When we did that, ...
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Configuring transactional MSMQ on load-balanced servers

I've got a solution running on a single server right now that uses transactional private queues (msmq/wcf). Windows services consume and process messages on the queues, and the web application layer ...
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Tomcat Cluster Farm Deployer issue

I have setup apache-tomcat cluster with mod_jk on ubuntu server. I have some issues with FarmDeployer which deploys war files to other web servers in the cluster and I got some hope that it works as I ...
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Handling user uploads to a web server cluster

We have a number of Linux web servers behind a hardware load balancer, which serve a single website. The need has arisen for visitors to be able to upload files. The files are typically 300-700KB in ...
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What is the best way to create a failover cluster for my IIS website?

Our eCommerce website currently runs on two servers: SQL server: 2005 x 86 on Windows Server 2003 Standard x86 with a single dual core processor and 4 gb of memeory IIS server: Windows Server 2008 ...
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Cloning/copying traffic from production web cluster to test web cluster

We have 10 machine web cluster with approximately 1500 req/seq. How can we copy/clone all user traffic that comes to this production cluster in order to test new version of software, which is ...
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setting up a cluster

I have 5 PC(s) connected over a LAN through a switch. I want to connect them to form a HPC cluster. The OS may be any Linux version (currently I have installed Ubuntu 8.10, 9.10 and Fedora 10) Purpose ...
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Blade Server Cluster High Availability Questions

I have a poweredge 1855 blade server with 10 blades I am trying to setup the system to handle: 1 plesk server for mail and dns + dns replication to another machine 1 system for httpd & mysql 1 ...
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The effort and details for setting up a clustered, load balanced instance on Amazon's EC2

I've been trying to gather all the pieces together for setting up a load-balanced cluster of three servers (2 for Web nodes and one for MySQL) as a LAMP stack on EC2. This is only to run performance ...
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CoreOS Cluster DNS setup

I'm unsure of how to setup DNS for a coreos cluster. Currently I have all of my api instances behind a haproxy load balancer and a DNS A record which points to the (elastic) ip of the load balancer. ...
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How can I move the data files for a VM to another location?

We have a cluster of 3 x 2008 R2 physical hosts running Hyper-V. How do I safely move the VHD(s) and accompanying XML files, etc, for a specific VM to a new location? I want to keep the VM with the ...
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Redhat cluster Vs Pacemaker Vs Gluster Vs Sheepdog

Changing the entire question as earlier one was very confusing. I have been exploring different clustering system to run Virtual machines on two different machines on LAN with high availability. ...
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Postifix SMTP Load Balance

I want to load balance outbound emails between 3 post-fix gateways for sending mails only reason is to use multiple different source IPs to increase throughput & inbox delivery. Each gateway ...
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Storage cluster for inexperienced admin

I'm a relatively inexperienced server admin who primarily works with Windows and a little bit of Linux. I'm the only admin of a small organization. I'm looking for a way to have a high-availability ...