[Linux-HA] Anouncing The Heartbeat Education Project
edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 13:20:24 MDT 2007
I had an idea for something like this a while ago. I was actually thinking
about it today. I think we need a section where we can post cib.xml files,
Ra scripts. network diagrams, cib -xml files, testing scenarios and
comments. The goal would be to make complete showcase how to designs. I had
some ideas for what type of information would be needed and how we could
store this in a small mysql database.
I think it would be best to have something slightly more structured then a
wiki but allow people to sign up and post things like they normally would on
this list. They could post a project and the community would comment and
they could create revisions. This removing a lot of (semi annoying posts on
this list). Anyway I would love to help.
On 7/4/07, Sander van Vugt <mail at sandervanvugt.nl> wrote:
> Hi List,
> Please take some time to read this, it will help us all.
> You know that feeling "this documentation sucks"? You're probably not
> the only one (even if it is getting better). For that reason, Alan
> Robertson has launched the Heartbeat Education project in April, I
> promised to help, so he told me that it is my project and there I am :-)
> (If anyone at any point thinks he can do better, PLEASE don't hesitate
> to help or take over)
> THE PLAN
> So what's the plan? Basically: get together some decent documentation
> and put it on the website: http://www.linux-ha.org/Education The plans
> are not well-defined at this moment (you can always let me know if you
> have some good suggestions) but I think there's enough ideas to get this
> project really started as of today.
> THE APPROACH
> Although I'm a technical author, I'm not planning to write a book (well,
> I might later, but that's another story) on Heartbeat and put it on the
> The first thing I'd like to do, is to get all the documentation that
> already exists. I'm not thinking of HOWTO's etc. as can be found on the
> Wiki and different other websites. The way I think it should work: lots
> of you probably have these great XML files that help in creating all
> kinds of resources in the cluster. The first step I'd like to take, is
> to get as much of these as I possible can, and put them on the website
> in an organized manner. Even if we have a nice graphical interface
> offered by hb_gui, the XML files and cibadmin -C is really the way to go
> isn't it? I think it would be a very good start if we have lots of them
> on the website, organized as templates (I can make them templates, just
> give me your files please :-). Then finally, this is going to look like:
> HEARTBEAT HOWTO
> - Setting Generic Cluser properties; click <here> for the example
> use cibadmin -C -o crm_config -x blah.xml to insert it in your cluster.
> - Creating an IP address resource.....
> - Creating an OCFS2 file system resource....
> I know, it is a limited way and far from complete, but it's a good
> start, at least, in my opinion.
> THE HELP I NEED
> - Your XML files
> - Input from Alan/Lars/Andrew on how to put them on the website in a
> decent way.
> - Your input/help in general on how we can improve this Heartbeat
> Education Project.
> Let's make Heartbeat the best documented project ever!
> Thanks in advance,
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