Heartbeat info for a newbie
Tue, 1 Oct 2002 16:11:29 -0400 (EDT)
Hey how is it going.
I have to say Heartbeat is kinda cool. Well I believe i have it working
with 2 nodes. Each node having 1 ethernet card. But my question is can
this be done with heartbeat package only..or do i need something else for
This is my network. I will try to be simple as possible. I have 2
servers, each having 2 network cards in them. Each has one ethernet and
one token ring card. The token ring cards connect to a different network,
and ethernet cards to a different internal network.
Lets name and describe the system - node A with ethernet A and tokenring A
node B with ethernet B and tokenring B.
ethernet is internal network and tokenring is external network.
Lets make tokenring A and tokenring B to fall over ips. for virtual ip C.
and now I want ethernent A and ethernet B to fall over ip for virtual ip
So if tokenring A dies, it should swtich to tokenring B immediately (i
think that can be done) and still keep virtual ip C. But what about
ethernet A, B and virtual ethernet ip D. Suppose Node 1 is primary and
its tokenring A dies..so it would swtich to tokenring B on Node 2 right.
What about ethernet cards.
I want if tokenring A dies, it should fall back into tokenring B, and the
ethernet card in node A should be up if needed or die automtically or just
go to ethernet B automatically.
How can I do that. The bottom line is each box is conected to a different
server having virtual ips. So if one card dies down, i want to immedially
fail over seaminglessly.
If no one understands on what I am talking about. I will try to explain
in a better way.
Could someone tell me on how to do it properly.