Re: Heartbeat to Windoze?

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Subject: Re: Heartbeat to Windoze?
From: Horms <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 19:37:53 +0900
On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 12:25:50PM +0200, Lawrence Strydom wrote:
> Hi List,
> Sorry if slightly off topic, but where better to find HA specialists
> than on the LVS list? 
> My question is this: Is it possible to set up heartbeat between a Linux
> and a Windose box. The MS box will be the master node and the Linux box
> will provide redundancy.(dont ask! it is what the client wants)

Hi Lawrence,

Here is my 2c worth:

It should be theoretically possible to run heartbeat on Windows.
But to my knowledge no one has done this in the past.
The heartbeat code is reasonably portable (between different
Unix-like operating systems) but it is likely that
you will need to do quite a lot of work to get it to
compile and work correctly on Windows.

I have no experince with using cygwin so I can't comment
any further than that.

I would suggest redirecting this question to the linux-ha or
linux-ha-dev mailing lists (see
which are the best places for heartbeat related questions.

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