failover problem? -- philosophical question.
lmb at suse.de
Tue Jan 15 02:37:08 MST 2002
Peter Silva <Peter.Silva at ec.gc.ca> said:
> Question of philosophy:
> You have two servers, with identical configuration and data,
> no shared storage or configuration.
> what is better:
> -- Failsafe with apache script to switch httpd
> and ip alias between boxes
> -- Failsafe handles only the ip alias,
> run apache on both sides all the time.
Of a) and b), I chose c)! ;-)
I would setup the Linux Virtual Server either in front of the two nodes (on
the firewall or router) if possible.
Otherwise (less preferrable) on one of the nodes, directing half of the load
to the second server, and using heartbeat / FailSafe to handle the primary IP.
Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb at suse.de>
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated. -- J. Yahl
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