Re: Clustering with FreeBSD
Brett D. Estrade <estrabd <at> yahoo.com>
2004-02-10 15:01:11 GMT
What are the thoughts of DragonFlyBSD's goal of being able to create a
single virtual machine (1 cpu, presumably) out of many individual boxes?
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 13:19:50 +0100, "Andy Sporner" <sporner <at> nentec.de>
> It is a different subject and I sort of hate threads that are misleading.
> So far it hasn't happened yet, but before it can. The clustering
> I am offering is *NOT* Beowulf-like. It is more geared towards
> Internet Application HA. In other words--server X dies, what should
> server Y and Z do to make sure that the stuff on server X does not have
> to wait for server X to recover.
> Somewhere else on my site I have a utility called FREP. In my test
> area in my lab I have the two things integrated.
> There is in Linux-Land a thing called sometime like "Remote raw
> disk" (can't remember specifically what it is called) but it gives a
> local device node for a remote device on another machine.
> What FREP does (at the moment only in the lab) is to syncronize
> access to directories and replicate the changes done by the nodes.
> The idea is to be able to have a 2-3 nodes running mail servers with
> the spool directories replicated (locking is on the file basis). A
> load balancer goes on the front and with this you have a scalabale