anyone used director failover in production?

Ramon Kagan rkagan at YorkU.CA
Thu May 23 13:15:21 BST 2002


Keepalived with lvs.  Not that hard to setup actually.

Ramon Kagan
York University, Computing and Network Services
Unix Team -  Intermediate System Administrator
(416)736-2100 #20263
rkagan at

On Thu, 23 May 2002, [iso-8859-1] Sébastien Bonnet wrote:

> > Does anyone have director failover in a production setup, when
> > directors have failed and changed over automatically and you've
> > only found out about it when the failover mechanism notified
> > you (rather than the customers notifying you)?
> I am in a process to install a web cluster (Apache + PHP + Tomcat4) using
> two directors. I'll be able to give you more information once it will be in
> production (in a few weeks).
> I plan on installing RedHat (lastest stable redhat kernel and lastest stable
> IPVS) + Piranha on directors and RedHat (+ hidden patch) on realservers. We
> may have some W2K boxes.
> We will be using direct routing. And as I'm pretty satisfied by the local
> node feature, the active director will also be used as a real server.
> Unfortunately, using the inactive director as a RS is always a mess,
> whatever network topology you choose.
> --
> Sébastien Bonnet
>   Centre de contacts - Experian France
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