High availability is an architectural consideration often involving degrees of redundancy to insure availability in case of system or component failure.

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Multiple data centers and HTTP traffic: DNS Round Robin is the ONLY way to assure instant fail-over?

Multiple A records pointing to the same domain seem to be used almost exclusively to implement DNS Round Robin as a cheap load balancing technique. The usual warning against DNS RR is that it is not ...
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Corosync dynamically add node

I have been experimenting with Pacemaker & Corosync for a HA setup. I installed it on two Ubuntu 14.04 Linode's and after a lot of back and forth on outdated config examples and tutorials, managed ...
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LVS + HA Proxy for L4 to L7 load balancing

Currently we are using HA proxy for our load balancing needs. We are planning to integrate LVS with HA proxy to create a load balancing solution that can take care of L4 to L7 load balancing and HA. ...
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Where are Nagios Availability-Report files stored?

How to access Nagios Availability-Report files to retrieve "UP Time Percent" and so other information about Hosts and Services? I know It can be accessed through Nagios CGI but I want to use it on a ...
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is it possible to synchronize the states of TCP proxies in real time (for real-high-availability of SLB)?

Consider that there are two server load balancers working in the tcp proxy mode (e.g., for L7 load balancing). Is it possible to synchronize their states in real time so that they can be a backup for ...
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SQL Server 2012 Mirroring / AlwaysOn - need for SAN?

There appears to be a great deal of conflicting information about whether or not SAN is required for a Sql Server 2012 Mirroring setup. I currently have an Active-Passive-Witness SQL 2008R2 setup ...
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SonicWALL HA w/ Dual WAN HSRP from two redundant switches

We're adding two SonicWALL NSA 2600 firewalls to our current setup. We currently get two WAN connections from two separate Cisco routers running on the same external subnet with what I believe is ...
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What's the best way to sync folders across 03 or more webservers? [closed]

I have 03 servers and I want to sync some folders across them. I'm using DRBD + OCFS2 for a year or so, but it doesn't support more than 02 servers right now. I read about GlusterFS and CEPH, but ...
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Website high availability without load-balancer?

I'm considering options for changing a 'high availability' website that provides a service via an https api. The current setup is: Two self-contained VMs, from different cloud providers (AWS and ...
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Using ZFS head node as database server?

I'm using a dual-head ZFS-backed NAS for high availability cluster shared storage, based on Nexenta's recommended architecture as seen here: The disks in 1 JBOD will store the database files for a ...
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IBM V7000 firmware upgrade effect on mounted LUN

We've IBM storwize V7000 Storage where the firmware is going to be upgraded to latest version.. This will require a reboot to the storage. I've got arround 10 LUN's (almost 10TB) coming from this ...
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SQL Server Failover Cluster on Azure (HA Strategy)

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster? An Azure blob ...
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Should each machine in a high availability cluster have same time zone?

I'm curious if people with experience think it makes sense to give all machines in a replication cluster the same time zone and time regardless of physical location to help ensure that dates are ...
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Multi domain server with dedicated SSL's HA

I am hosting a server with 150 domain names (websites), each of the ssl's requere dedicated IP address. So server windows 2008, with 150 IP addressees and 150 websites. I need to have high ...
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Shared storage solution for Debian Wheezy [closed]

I need to setup a new infrastructure which provides high available shared storage between debian servers. Our current solution is a "clustered DRBD NFS solution". We have setup 2 virtual file ...
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How to make active/passive jboss resource in pacemaker

I want to configure my pacemaker for jboss server. I have 2 nodes with mysql master/slave configured. The problem is I want to start jboss on node which is located master database. The one possible ...
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Webserver failover with VMs on Two esxi 5.1

I have two server on datacenter with two websites abc.com, cde.com, and my model : ESXi 1 NIC1 113.11.11.11 from ISP NIC2 192.168.1.1 cross connect NIC2 ESXi2 VM CentOS6 ...
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Is there a way to force heartbeat to add new ip addresses to the system without a full restart?

We utilize heartbeat for High Availability. I'd like to add an additional ip address to the heartbeat cluster, but I don't want to do a full restart of the cluster in the process. Is there a signal ...
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Does it work to run mysql with the data directory on a CephFS mount?

We have a database cluster that uses MySQL on DRBD with Pacemaker+Corosync, which is great. My question is whether it is possible (and whether anyone has been successful) to mount a CephFS drive to ...
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multicast address use in corosync

I'm wondering about the purpose of the multicast address in the corosync messaging software : Since we have to bind each net interface with an IP address and a specific port, and each ring communicate ...
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Most efficient way to setup massive high-availability storage in Azure to work with multiple VMs?

I'm looking into various options for setting up massive high-availability storage in Windows Azure, to use together with my Azure VMs. The VMs need to be able to work with the storage as if were a ...
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SQL Server Virtual Network Name Change Error

I am in the process of configuring a two-node failover cluster for a migration project. We are transitioning a stand-alone SQL Server to a cluster. Environment: 2x nodes with Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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new hyper V High Avaliability setup and SMB 3.0 storage

I am looking at building an new 2012 R2 with Hyper V setup, everything has to be HP hardware. 2x HyperV 2012 R2 servers running 20-30 VMs. These will be dual 6 core xeons with 128gb of ram. 2x 2012 ...
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Firewall high availability

Context: My company is on the verge of a major network improvement, we will expand our network to remote offices via radio bridges. The firewall will be handling: 3 mission critical networks 3 non ...
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Options for high-availability of a smallish website? [closed]

I'm running a website that gets ~1500 visitors a day. It's not a ton, but I want to make sure this site stays up nevertheless. Currently, we're hosted on a shared hosting provider and the site has ...
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NFS failover fails with stale file handles while migrating resources

Running into a bit of a problem here , I set up two servers ( Centos 6 ) with Glusterfs and a shared directory between them, I have moved the nfs directory to the shared Gluster folder and have ...
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VMware ESX 3.x: How to connect two ESX server to a single VMFS datastore on SAN

I'm generally a networking guy but I'm trying to learn VMware. I'm running two ESX 3.x servers with virtual center. I know that it is possible to create redundancy or high availability by configuring ...
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High availability MySQL with HA Proxy failover

I am looking to load balance a Percona cluster behind two HA Proxy nodes with failover (using keepalived) so there is no single point of failure. I have HA Proxy already setup with keepalived using a ...
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Getting the DB2 Resource online in Failover Cluster

I'm using DB2 10.1 Enterprise Server Edition on Windows Server 2012 R2 After adding the DB2 resource to the cluster using the db2wolfi command, I go to the resources tab which is in the cluster ...
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Any problems with having an active/active HAProxy setup with Keepalived

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find much on it. We're going to be using HAProxy to load balance our MariaDB Galera Cluster. All the articles/tutorials I have seen on ...
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What is the difference between keepalive and heartbeat?

I want to structure a high available server cluster . Now I want to know detail about keepalive and heartbeat, what is the difference between both, and How to choice one.
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How to make cronjobs high available?

What would be a good solution to make a failover pair that has multiple cronjobs running avoid running the processes twice? Either in failover, or by dividing the jobs between them, and of course ...
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How to perform cron jobs failover?

Using two Debian servers, I need to setup a strong failover environment for cron jobs that can be only called on one server at a time. Moving a file in /etc/cron.d should do the trick, but is there ...
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Regarding High Availability for MSSQL Server

Already used in MySQL : Real Time Replication (synchronization) between primary and secondary server is done using master and slave commands. So What is the equivalent feature for MsSQL. Which ...
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how to recover from a failed web server or reverse proxy

I have the following setup in my datacenter. Global LB --> HA proxy (2 instances on different servers via VRRP, performs HTTPS termination, acts as reverse proxy) ---> Nginx(2 instances on different ...
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Error when enabling HA on Xen Server

We have 4 Xen servers - 6.2 build 70446c - one shared storage - accessible via NFS. We disabled HA in order to solve some issues with a live migration that was stuck. I put the master on that pool in ...
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Should VMware HA Admission Control be enabled for small (2/3-host) clusters?

Take the following common scenario... A basic vSphere cluster running two or three hosts, shared storage and a token set of virtual machines under Essentials Plus or greater licensing. Should HA ...
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What are the ways to build a failover cluster?

I have a task where I need to build a failover cluster in two cases: first with servers on Red Hat Enterprise 5.1 and second with SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1. Both cases have SAN. I know there are ...
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XenServer HA with only internal storage

I am new to XenServer 6.2. I have 2 Dell machine, each with 24GB RAM, 3x600GB HDD. It is possible to run VM in XenServer on 1 machine and then replicate to another Dell machine as HA. I went through ...
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Make keepalived send 0 priority when going to FAULT state

When stopping (service keepalived stop), keepalived does send the priority 0 adverts so the backup server takes over almost immediately. However, when it goes to fault mode (check script returns not ...
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best way to load balance dual esxi

Im hosting a few websites on a single ESXi box that runs Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7. Now I would like to make sure that if the host goes down, the websites will still be live, so I've ordered a ...
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How to implement virtual IPs on AWS?

Is it possible to create floating IPs within Amazon? More specifically within the VPC? If so, how can I do this? Their documentation doesn't seem to point me in the right direction. The best I could ...
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Simple redundancy setup using two servers in two different datacenters? [closed]

Scope of the question This question is solely about getting a client requesting a domain: example.com to one of the two available servers. How it is handled from there on, is another problem to solve ...
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Keepalived's virtual_router_id - should it be unique per node?

I have two nodes running keepalived, and two VIP, e.g. Node 1 Node 2 VIP1 VIP2 So in each node, I have two definition of vrrp_instance, so I assume the two vrrp_instance in my ...
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Monitor a ucarp VIP using another interface

On Debian machines, I would like to setup a VIP between two nodes for a public IP, but I would like to avoid using three IP addresses to make ucarp communicate between the two nodes. Can I set it up ...
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LAN Redundancy - NIC, Cables + Switch?

I'm trying to move to a HA solution and would like to understand what hardware is required to have redundancy in the NICs, switch and cables. The diagrams below show how I envisage a non-redundant ...
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ASA High Availability failover link configuration

According to the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Configuration Guide, Cisco's preferred method of configuring your network for ASA High Availability is as such: They have two switches on External, two ...
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High availability LDAPS with Fedora Directory Server

I've been asked to set up a HA LDAP architecture using Fedora Directory Server - the company currebnly uses Sun DS but wants to move away from Sun. I want to use a network hardware loadbalancer ...
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SonicWall “gotchas”?

We're looking to move away from PFSense and CARP to a pair of SonicWall NSA 24001 configured in Active/Passive for High Availability. I've never dealt with SonicWall before, so is there anything I ...
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keepalived - random re-elections

We have set up 3 servers running keepalived . We started noticing some random re-elections occurring which we can't explain so I cam here looking for advice. Here is our configuration: MASTER: ...