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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Is round-robin DNS a possible solution for high availability?

Let's say I have 2 IPs for a given domain (round-robin DNS). If one the IPs becomes unresponsive, will clients try to connect to the other IP? or they will just fail to establish comunication with the ...
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Why doesn't VMWare DRS automatically migrate VMs when a host is put in maintenance mode?

We have 4 ESXi 5.0 hosts in a VMWare cluster on shared storage (NFS) with DRS and HA on. We want to perform a memory upgrade on one of the hosts. We put that host in maintenance mode but DRS did not ...
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High Available SQL Server without SAN by using AlwaysOn feature

I have two Microsoft SQL Servers (v 2012) and I want to make them mirror and when one of them goes down the second one will be replaced. AlwaysOn is a new feature in SQL Server 2012 that is ...
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How to scale up a web server supporting long polling

I am planing to add more web application servers to support increasing clients, deploying HAproxy and Keepalived for load balancing and High availability. My server usage has the following ...
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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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bgp and incomming requests

I have IP pool, 2 providers and BGP on RouterBoard. First provider is default. Second is backup. If first provider falls - outgoing connections works on second. But incoming still routed to broken ...
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Multiple httpd with JBoss cluster: provide httpd HA

I have a working configuration like this: +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ | i1 | | i2 | | i3 | ... | in | JBoss Cluster +--+--+ +--+--+ +--+--+ +--+--+ | ...
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Redundant web static content storage - what technologies? (small scale) [closed]

Current situation of our static web servers: 2x 2U servers full of SSDs (raid5) for storing data data are written to them only through our applications (*) huge amount of small image files (one ...
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Failover Cluster + Active/Active HA storage solution

I have a question. I need to build active/active HA storage architecture, but I don't know how achieve this without expensive third party software. I have two Hyper-V hosts, each with iSCSI storage. I ...
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How to implement High Availability easily?

I have a website that is currently hosted in a single DigitalOcean region. DO are great, but occasionally they have routing issues in a region and the website goes down. The stack is very simple - a ...
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HP Blade based georedundant configuration / IRF

I'm planning to deploy 2 georedundant server farms. We chose HP Blade system. Every site would consist of: 1 x C3000 enclosure 4 x BL460c servers equiped additionally with 554M mezzanine (to have 4 ...
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(simple) linux HA with vmware vsphere?

I hope my upcoming question is specific enough, and you are able and willing to support :-) We have several openSUSE VMs in an ESX-Cluster (three ESX-Servers) with an attached iSCSI-SAN. All of ...
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TeamCity (or Jenkins) with Cluster/Replicated servers

We use Team City 7 for Continuous Intergration. Sometimes I need to bring down the server for maintenance which stirs up complaints. Is anyone using a cluster for these types of servers where there ...
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Fault-tolerant network access to redundant storage in a heterogeneous environment (including Windows)?

We are facing a design "challenge" where we are required to set up a storage solution with the following properties: What we need HA a scalable storage backend offline/disconnected operation on ...
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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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If my DNS is a VM with HA do I need a secondary?

Same question would apply to mail server - if I have these running as VMs with failover / HA do I need to run a secondary / backup for either? This is a relatively small site (< 50 machines) so ...
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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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Best PostgreSQL HA strategy for 99% read scenario?

I'm in the process of building out a new PostgreSQL (9.3) environment in which traffic hovers around 99% read. We'll have 2 very powerful machines, connected via 1Gb ethernet. With the multitude of ...
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Remus or alternatives

Is it possible to set up Remus to act as a high availability server across 3 locations. Has anyone set up something like that. That is A would be main site, which would have an HA set up at B, and C ...
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Is it possible to balance load between multiple Nginx load balancers without using a hardware load balancer?

I plan to balance load between my app servers using a separate Nginx server as a software load balancer. But actually, it's because a load balancer in front of the app servers allows me to update an ...
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Any software/proxy that can do SMTP failover?

I'm using a monitoring software that sends out email to my ISP's mail server (SMTP Server). But sometimes, the ISP's mail server goes down, or takes too long to respond, I would like to find out if ...
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DNS failover in virtual network

I have read some articles here and on other websites about the drawbacks of using DNS to implement high availability services. This is mostly due to the fact that configuring DNS to work efficiently ...
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High availability NFS

We're considering hosting a web application on Amazon AWS. I've drawn a proposed setup for it, which I will try to summarize in a few lines: The web application is served from webservers in 3 ...
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How to install pulse during RHEL 5.9 install

I am desperately trying to install pulse on a rhel5.9 machine. I have tried googling all over but all I get are instruction on how to configure pulse/piranha on an already installed box. I have ...
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Solr Replication without using zookeeper

The application that I am currently working on does not need real time indexing. I am using Solr as the indexing engine and I want to setup a High Availability Solr cluster with 2 replica nodes. Seems ...
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Use two website hostings for better availability

I have two VPS servers from two different hosting companies. I want to make some fallback to second VPS if first is not available (preferably automatic). I understand that if I have a single ...
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Off-site HA server

I understand that this is a little too broad question, but I hope I can get some guidelines here. I have a CentOS 5 server with cPanel on it. It is extremely important not to have downtime, but ...
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What software should I use for fault tolerence/high availability for 2 servers [closed]

What are some of the industry standard enterprise software to allow fail-over or swap-over between 2 servers? E.g., if 1 server goes down(due to connection or power, etc), the other kicks in either ...
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How to configure cluster.conf for failover routing two networks?

I'm routing between an "external" subnet with Internet connectivity and two "internal" subnets, using iptables forwarding on a Linux box running CentOS 6.4: I'd like to now duplicate this router ...
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How to change the master in a MongoDB cluster without restarting the process?

Reading the documentation of MongoDB about how to configure a master-slave configuration of a cluster (our cluster will have more than 12 nodes, so unfortunately we can't have a replica-set ...
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How to achieve high availability PostgreSQL on windows server 2008?

I am looking for a way to get a postgresql database running with high availability on some windows 2008 server boxes. I am not an expert in windows server administration nor postgresql, so I am a bit ...
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Setting up apache + mysql + exim on new servers. Redundancy/HA/Failover?

We are currently moving our single Linux server to a few other physical Linux servers, and would like to take the opportunity to have some more failover options. Backups are fine, and we don't ...
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Why does DRBD infrastructure resyncs whole partition several times a day

I have a Primary/Secondary 2 nodes DRBD setting as shown global { usage-count no; } common { syncer { rate 4M; } } resource r0 { protocol B; startup { wfc-timeout 15; ...
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Using DRBD with 100mbit uplink

we are planing to use drbd to sync two servers (different hardware) to get kind of HA in case the master server dies. The servers are hosted physically in the same datacenter (Hetzner in germany) and ...
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Getting started with KVM coming from Vmware

In order to test new ideas and reduce cost I would like to test KVM. I think Vmware has these 3 things which are valuable: - HA which restart VMs (Virtual Machines) in other hosts when a Hardware ...
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multi-site web farm for IIS [duplicate]

I am having a terrible time finding information on this and I am hoping someone here can help or point me in the right direction. I am working on a project of setting up an IIS webfarm that is ...
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High-availability for ZMQ traffic

We have a lot of incoming third-party ZMQ traffic (zmq.PULL on our side). We need to implement a high-availability solution for that traffic. At the very least, we need to be able to manually switch ...
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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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Configuring HAProxy with memcache with failover

I'm configuring a new set of servers for an existing Wordpress site, and it's been requested that memcache be available and made more resilient. The idea proposed is to have HAProxy send requests to ...
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corosync binding to 127.0.0.1 instead of correct interface

I have the following problem when trying to implement a two-node failover cluster, using Hetzner as the hosting provider. my corosync.conf is as follows: # Please read the corosync.conf.5 manual ...
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job interview - technical questions (hardware / network) [closed]

i recently had a phone interview, and did not get the job. i'm curious if i didn't get the technical questions correct, or whether there was something else about my interview that caused me to not get ...
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corosync and multiple load balancers

I am trying to provide HA capabilities for our load balancers (nginx, pgpool and haproxy optionally) using pacemaker/corosync. I have defined three primitives: 1 for the failover IP, 1 for ...
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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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domain redirecting/forwarding during server shutdown temporary [closed]

I rack my brain how could I solve the following issue: my website/server needs to be available all the time, so just few minutes downtime could be critical I would run a separate server (server ...
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How to create a redundent webserver using virtual machines

I would like to create a fail-over web server using one physical box and 2 virtual instances. What I am aiming for is the host OS monitors performance of a web server running in a virtual machine (ie ...