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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Managing an application across multiple servers, or PXE vs cfEngine/Chef/Puppet

We have an application that is running on a few (5 or so and will grow) boxes. The hardware is identical in all the machines, and ideally the software would be as well. I have been managing them by ...
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what is gen_clust_index used for in mysql?

It seems I have a deadlock in mysql (running innodb) that's due in part to a lock on gen_clust_index, however, this isn't a table that I've created. So... what's the short and sweet description of ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 100% availability

Is there any way to provide 100% uptime on SQL Server 2008 R2? From my experience, the downtimes for the different replication methods are: Log Shipping: Lots (for DR only) Mirroring w. NLB: ~ 45 ...
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puppetrun not reporting client errors

puppetrun doesn't report errors my puppetclients encounter. for instance, if I put jibberish into site.pp and run puppetd --test on the clients I get an error. if I run puppetrun on the puppetmaster ...
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relation between heartbeat,openais,corosync

i am planning for high availability on lucid ubuntu, i started with drbd after a simple configuration on drbd I went to heartbeat and had a simple config on it too. on drbd official site a document ...
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SQL Cluster install on Hyper V options

I've been reading up on running a SQL Cluster in a Hyper V environment and there seems to be a couple of options: Install guest cluster on 2 VMs that are themselves part of a fail over cluster. ...
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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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clustering MS SQL 2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sql server active/passive vs active/active clustering I have a Project in DBMS just I need something like a BIG TITLES of What TO DO. Here a brief way about the ...
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Just a few questions about Hyper-V virtual machines and clustering

I have been using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology for a little while now, but I am just now dipping my toe into clustering. In particular, I am trying to implement a fault-tolerant SQL DB. This ...
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What kind of hardware should I be looking at to scale to ~20k users continually? [closed]

Let's say it's something like Stack Exchange that I'll be running (it isn't, but it's close enough to have similar resource usage), and I'll have approximately 20000 users from August to January (with ...
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Sql server active/passive vs active/active clustering

What is the difference between SQL Server clustering methods: - Active/Active - Active/Passive in simple worlds and an example usage scenario per method...
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How can I pre-sign puppet certificates?

Puppet requires certificates between the client (puppet) being managed and the server (puppetmaster). You can run manually on the client and then go onto the server to sign the certificate, but how do ...
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Cheapest iSCSI SAN for Windows 2008/SQL Server clustering?

Are there any production-quality iSCSI SANs suitable for use with Windows Server 2008/SQL Server for failover clustering? So far, I've only seen Dell's MD3000i, and HP's MSA 2000 (2012i), which both ...
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(*nix) Cloud/cluster solutions for scalable web-services

I'm going to build a high-performance web service. It should use a database (or any other storage system), some processing language (either scripting or not), and a web-server daemon. The system ...
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Managing a Linux cluster

I'm interested in learning about tools and techniques used to manage many Linux machines. (That is, deploying and maintaining updates.) One way that I thought of to do this is write a Bash script ...
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What distributed shell utilities do people feel are good, flexible, and easy to use? [closed]

I've been searching and collecting links for a lot of them, but many of these tools don't have enough use case or demonstration documentation to be able to evaluate their potential worth without ...
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Usage ideas for a cluster at a university

I currently am a student worker at a medium sized university. i work for the college of science (includes math, stat, comp sci, physics, chem, and biology) and as a "technician"; which basically is a ...
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A roundrobin for incoming files

A bunch of new files with unique filenames regularly "appears"1 on one server. (Like hundreds GBs of new data daily, solution should be scalable to terabytes. Each file is several megabytes large, up ...
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How can I shut down (power off) cluster nodes during low load?

I'm developing software for the energy consulting business and in monitoring energy use in datacenters, I've noticed that the typical electric load "pattern" of a datacenter is just a flat line, ...
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What is your provisioning method? (out of the cardboard -> bare metal -> fully functional server)?

Trying to cut down our deploy times and looking for suggestions and shortcuts you or your team uses to get back in the terminal and out of the data center. Looking at the entire process from ordering ...
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Decent 1gb switch (16-24 port) for rack

For a rack containing a smaller nubmer of servers (5 at the moment, going to stay in this area), I am looking to replace the currently aging 100Mbit switch with a 1Gb switch. This is for the backend ...
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VMware Virtual Machine Clustered Filesystem Setup

The situation is: I am running VMware ESX 3.5 (3 ESX Hosts w/ vCenter Server in a Cluster); I need five Virtual Machines to read from the same disk running a clustered file system; I cannot ...
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How to configure failover for JBoss AS 5?

I am currently an intern in my company. My boss basically wants me to perform a failover from a JBoss AS to another just for a proof of concept. Load balancing is not required as i am only required to ...
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HA web cluster setup

I'm setting up a highly available web cluster, I'm planning to start out with 2 web servers connected to shared storage (perhaps via NFS). What's the best way of implementing this? Should the web ...
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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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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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What database is easy to maintain and manage in a cluster?

I'm looking for a database (DBMS) that is easy to scale out. I would like to have high availability so I need a multi-master cluster, where the data is replicated to two or more physical computers. I ...
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Advantage of Microsoft Cluster over Microsoft Network Load Balancer

Till recently, I assumed that Microsoft NLB worked at an OS/Machine level rather than an Application Level. i.e. the NLB just monitors heartbeats on the machine to check if machine is alive and then ...
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Can't create clusters in PostgreSQL 9.0

I'm trying to setup and run multiple clusters of PostgreSQL 9.0 in the same Ubuntu/Debian machine. Debian has a package called 'postgresql-common' to facilitate managing database clusters. However, ...
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Active directory (AD) best-practice for clustering

We want to use AD as a regular LDAP for storing and accessing our application data in fast and reliable way. We have two physical server and want to organize some sort of clustering for AD and its ...
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3 Servers, is this is a cluster?

At the moment I have one Ubuntu server, 9.10, running with a simple Samba share, a mail server, DNS server and DHCP server. Mostly its just there for file sharing and email server. I also have 2 ...
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Multiple servers acting like a single one with all the hardware?

by now I have 10 servers for hpc, power computing oriented. My users need to launch several processes using qmake. The users are used to work with ubuntu 9.10, and the software from the repositories ...
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Cannot add second host to a Network Load Balance cluster

I am using Network Load Balancing on Windows server 2008. (Servers have two NIC's and the cluster is configured to run in unicast mode) I can configure the cluster on either of the hosts and add the ...
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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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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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DRBD / Heartbeat on Virtual Machines

Does anyone have experience configuring drbd with heartbeat between 2 virtual linux machines (VMWare Infrastructure)? The problem I am running into is that heartbeat likes multiple data paths to see ...
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Appropriate network file system for huge (5+ Gb) files

I've got a number of servers used for HPC / cluster computing and I noticed that, given the fact that part of the computations they run use huge files over NFS, this causes significant bottlenecks. ...
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setting up a high speed load balancing server cluster - web/db/NFS

I'm looking for advice on the best way (mainly in terms of hardware) to set up a high speed load balancing server cluster on a budget (say £2,000 - £ 3,000) to host web services behind a single ip ...
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Sun Grid Engine: Automatically Terminating Idle Interactive Jobs

We're considering using Sun Grid Engine on a small compute cluster. Right now, the current set up is pretty crude and just involves having people ssh to an open machine to run their jobs. We'd like ...
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password for ssh and scp

(1) I want to upload some files to a server for (( i=0 ; i < 23 ; i+=1 )); do echo mypassword | scp tim@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:project/$i/train10000/finer_search_c_g ~/project/$i/train10000/ done ...
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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) best practice for clustering

We decide to use Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) for our application. But we cannot find the guide for clustering this service. Can anybody suggest or give a link to the ...
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Failover clustering: tempdb on SAN?

We are considering clustering our SQL Server 2008 EE instances. The storage is on SAN. Can we put tempdb data/log files on SAN? What are the pros and cons on this solution? For optimal performance, ...
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SAN + MySQL replication- is that what I want for my load-balanced Drupal cluster?

I need to put together a Drupal instance using Drupal's built-in multisite features, which will allow me to use a single code base for all the sites- a big time-saver and headache-preventer. We're ...
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Mysql Cluster Sharding/partitioning [closed]

Ok so i have mysql cluster setup but what i need is say table assets to be split among the nodes, not replicated. as the purpose of me setting up the cluster was due to lack of hard drive space so how ...