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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Configuring Proxmox Cluster Storage

We are configuring proxmox on our servers at two locations each location has; 1 x hp c7000 enclosures with 16 blades 1 x hp proliant dl585 We also plan to add a 24TB SAN to each location. We are ...
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How can I achieve ACID on multiple physical front-end servers

I'm looking for a way to have several physical front-end servers with ACID data access. In a setup where several servers gets load-balanced using DNS-round robin, the problem is that whatever server ...
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XenServer HA (failover VM's) without shared storage

In the university from Uruguay where I work, we have 2 IBM BladeCenter S with 4 server blades each one. Each blade have XenServer 6.2 installed and working. Our idea is have each BladeCenter in ...
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Does HP IRF work the way I think it does?

I finally have approval to better centralize our Ethernet. When last I left off I was looking to the future to figure out how best to handle expansion. Now, I have answers. I now have a pair of A5820 ...
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Optimal configuration with Synology as HA iSCSI backend for vSphere

I'm looking into purchasing a new storage backend for our VMware vSphere Essentials package. We have 3 ESXi hosts, currently mainly using DAS. The goal is to upgrade to Essentials Plus this year, to ...
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Firewall High Availability - Active Active set up [closed]

I wish to create a cluster consisting of two or more routers which have firewalls active on them. These routers would be connected to a single ISP through a switch. The basic idea is to make sure ...
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ipt_CLUSTERIP: unknown protocol 1

I am trying to create a web cluster with two load balancers and a single public ip address The command I use is the following: iptables -I INPUT -d $CLUSTERIP -i $WAN_IF -j CLUSTERIP --new ...
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Avoiding DNS timeouts when a dns server fails

We have a small datacenter with about a hundred hosts pointing to 3 internal dns servers (bind 9). Our problem comes when one of the internal dns servers becomes unavailable. At that point all the ...
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Unable to convert HDFS from non-HA to HA

Introduction Aim: Convert HDFS from non-HA to HA. Method: According to this documentation it should be possible to convert HFDS from non- to HA by implementing following configuration: ...
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Xen Remus setup

Currently, I'm running the IT for a small organization, and we just purchased a new server to replace our aging Dell poweredge. As the Dell isn't so bad as to be junk, I was hoping to set up Xen on ...
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DRBD + corosync + pacemaker - Servers won't connect after failover

I got 2 servers configured with drbd, corosync with pacemaker. It is all working fine, primary server gets secondary if it fails, and secondary gets primary. But if the 1st server comes up again ...
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Keepalived not honoring nopreempt

I'm using Keepalived to manage two Redis instances in a master/slave configuration. I'm experiencing a situation where, if Keepalived is terminated on the Master box (the one with the higher ...
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keepalived multiple instances

I have two application servers running keepalived that are both using keepalived on the same network. I keep seeing Jan 8 11:49:01 <server> Keepalived_vrrp[13764]: bogus VRRP packet received on ...
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Clustering with Jboss EAP and Load balancing with Haproxy

I'm doing load balancing with HAProxy and use JBoss EAP as application servers. The Haproxy server is configured to route incoming requests to the application servers. How can I integrate Jboss EAP ...
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Simple file share failover

I have a simple file share on Windows 2012 R2 server which I would like to be high available. I created failover cluster, but I'm not able to set up FileServer service as there is no shared storage. ...
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unable to destroy windows 2008 r2 failover cluster after SAN rebuild

I created a windows 2008 r2 failover cluster for a sql 2008 active/passive cluster. This two node cluster was using a SAN device for a quorum disk resource as well as MSDTC resource. Well....I ...
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How to reconnect to the backend with HAProxy

I'm new in working with HAProxy. I couldn't figure out how to make HAProxy to reconnect to backend that was down and started up back again. I have a configuration of two backend servers. When they ...
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How to AVOID getting caught in a DDOS meant for someone else (not prevent)?

So we have a load balancer and all that jazz set up with Rackspace. However, guess what, our clients' websites were down again today. It seems that Rackspace should have their load-balancer ...
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Is it at all commonplace to make service available via the same host as its redundancy, just different ports? [closed]

I am writing software that allows for the configuration of parameters for authentication with a Primary and Secondary RADIUS server. Server administrators, in your experience, is it common or not for ...
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How can I make High Availability in HP-UX? [closed]

We have a HP UX11 and our ERP software is running on Oracle. Now we want to buy another server hardware, and want to configure High Availability between this two. I don't want to install HP-UX ...
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Monitoring pacemaker with url trigger external agent

I have a HA setup, which now the only resource configured is Heartbeat with Active/Passive Configuration. Both running Debian 7, 64-bit in the cloud. Now i want to trigger an URL with the information ...
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IPTABLES for multiple Public IP Addresses

Currently i have two servers Running Debian 7 with HA Active/Passive setup using Pacemaker and Corosync as follows: node1->IP->xx.xx.xx.1 node2->IP->xx.xx.xx.2 VIP(Floating IP) ...
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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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How to integrate the fence_cisco_ucs.py(python) script with the pacemaker-1.1.10 and corosync-2.3.3

I have CentOS 7 on the Oracle VM VirtualBox. I have installed the pacemaker-1.1.10, corosync-2.3.3 and pcs tools. I able to create normalocf::heartbeat:IPaddr2 and ocf::heartbeat:apache etc resources. ...
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Simple fencing/STONITH script in Centos 7

I am installing a simple Corosync/pacemaker/drbd high availability cluster using Centos 7 and would like to provide fencing/STONITH using custom hardware (power switches using USB connections). As ...
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How can I run a CentOS (Red Hat) cluster in degraded mode?

I've installed Red Hat's cluster software on an install of CentOS 6.5, and use it to provide redundant routing from one network to another. This works fine, and I have a pair of boxes providing the ...
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S3 dropouts in one region only - is this normal?

I'm using S3 to serve static image assets to a website. I'm a developer in Montréal, Quebec. My client's office is in LA. Once every month or three we're seeing S3 completely fail to serve images to ...
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vSphere High Availability, Fault Tolerance and Snapshots

I've heard claims from a vSphere server administrator that VMs configured for high availability continue to transparently function even in the event of an ESXi host failure. He also claims VMs ...
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Server 2012R2 DFS High Availability - with local storage?

Can I use clustering for high availability on two identical 2012R2 boxes that use LOCAL storage (not attached or SAN)? Local storage is super cheap and scalable, which is why the SAN has been ...
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the pacemaker can't start the drbd resource

here is crm the configure show [root@node1 /]# crm configure show node node1 node node1.mycluster.org node node2 node node2.mycluster.org primitive Apache apache \ params ...
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pacemaker config resource for nginx

i'm trying to build cluster by two vm using virtualbox i follow this tutorial http://www.tokiwinter.com/clustering-with-drbd-corosync-and-pacemaker/ and type the command as below [root@node1 data]# ...
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MariaDB Multimaster replication and AWS Auto Scaling Group

One of the things I hate most about RDBMS is that it can't sit on an ASG like the web servers and bounce it around and scale it up and down like a yoyo. Or can it? Recently looking at MariaDB galera ...
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Corosync 2.3.3: Unable to enable cipher

I'm trying to set up a new pacemaker/corosync stack of 2 machines. I was using it before with corosync1, but on Ubuntu 14.04 I've got corosync 2.3.3 OK - I said, and tried to use this version of ...
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Add security/authentication to mongodb (2.6) without downtime?

We have a 3 node replica set (running 2.6.1) that's running mostly defaults. We'd like to add authentication, but do it without downtime. I'm fine with restarting the nodes one-by-one and even ...
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Never miss a HTTP post [closed]

I have a webservice that have a couple of "machine" clients connected to it that does HTTP post with data once in a while. The nature of the service is that I cant allow the service to loose a single ...
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good failover / high availability solutions for linux?

I have several cases where I need applications to be migrated from one server to another in the event of a failure (server hang or crash). On solaris we do this with VCS (Veritas Cluster Server). ...
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corosync fails to install

I was trying to setup cluster using corosync and pacemaker on RHEL6 (CentOS release 6.5) I have added following repo data [haclustering] name=HA Clustering type=rpm-md ...
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Running iSCSI LIO with high availability

I've build a two node storage setup with OCFS on top of DRBD to provide storage for a couple of ESXi servers. Will it be possible to setup iSCSI targets on both storage nodes and make one of the nodes ...
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Centos 6.5 configuring HA cluster

I need to configure HA cluster using 2 computers. But I've got a problem, when I'm trying to start a heartbeat service it starts but throws an error. Here's the error message: Starting ...
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High Availability/Failover hardware hookup

I'm learning about clustering and high availability techniques, and stumbled upon an article about configuring a network with a pair of servers, using DRBD for replication and heartbeat for monitoring ...
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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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corosync + pacemaker + nginx

I have been trying to configure and implement corosync + pacemaker + nginx to my vbox to create a High-Availability set-up between web servers. But can't find an exact tutorial on how to make it work ...
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Static IP in AWS but with possible Load Balance feature

I am playing a bit with AWS. My goal is to setup infrastructure, which will have static IP on outgoing connections (requirement from payment provider which solution has been implemented in our app) ...
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Which STONITH hardware for power fencing?

I'd like to setup a two node high availability cluster using corosync/pacemaker/drbd. For that, of course, I need fencing. As far as I understand, all IPMI/iLO/... solutions do the job, but only as ...
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Web-based System High Availability [closed]

I'm a SysAdmin in one of the construction sites in a remote place. There is no reasonable internet speed can be reached there except a poor 3G/4G signal coverage which provide the users with ...
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HA router with keepalived showing unexpected traceroute

I have a couple of routers in HA using keepalived vrrp daemon under linux. Here are the addresses x.x.x.129 floating (keepalive) x.x.x.130 router1 (static) x.x.x.131 router2 (static) Something ...
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Corosync :: Restarting some resources after Lan connectivity issue

I am currently looking into corosync to build a two-node cluster. So, I've got it working fine, and it does what I want to do, which is: Lost connectivity between the two nodes gives the first node ...
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Load balancing for a running server process with sessions

I'm developing a server application that accepts incoming connections and works with client applications. The customer wants to have two machines working: in case one goes offline, the second will ...
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MSTDC in SQL Server 2012 - Windows Server 2012 R2 with high availability

We had implemented SQL Server High Availability on two physical servers over the VPN network. SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2. It was noted that, Distributed Transaction was working perfectly ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Standard High Availability without Shared Storage

I'm a software dev with little experience managing SQL so please bear with me! We are developing a piece of software that needs to be highly available, with a significant degree of resilience. This ...