RE: [Fwd: Newbie question]

To: Peter Mueller <pmueller@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Fwd: Newbie question]
Cc: "' users mailing list.'" <lvs-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Patrick LeBoutillier <patl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:22:26 -0500

Thanks a lot for the info. Below is more info on my setup.

On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 21:08, Peter Mueller wrote:
> Hello Patrick,
> > Hi have 2 machines and I want to cluster them:
> What services do you need to cluster?

We basically have a custom application that works using a single TCP
connection (like, say, ssh). We need to support a customer with 1500
users and this is too much for a single machine. We want to provide
single IP/port# and have the connections load-balanced between the 2

>  Depending on your 'clustering'
> requirement it might be more practical for you to not use LVS.  For example,
> if you just want to failover a service when the primary dies take a look at
> (e.g.,
> or
> (  Either
> solution would work, and both have strengths and weaknesses.
> > - Do I absoutely need a Linux Director server? Can't one of 
> > the cluster members double as the director?
> This is possible but requires a bit more study and care.  I think the HOWTO
> contains a few pages of information on how to do this, or you can use
> Ultramonkey information @
>  Expect
> to be a bit frustrated at first until you get familiar with how LVS works.
> Cheers,
> Peter

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