Standby Server Setup
After you complete the primary server network and detection channel configuration, create a virtual network interface and enable channel detection. First, switch to the standby server terminal and access HA-OSCAR Webmin by opening http://localhost:10000 (the link will only work if you've enabled this locally). The setup steps are similar to those shown earlier in the primary server setup section. When you finish configuring the network interface, select only the Channel configuration on standby server button. Otherwise, it may cause unpredictable behavior and invalid configuration.
Virtual Network Interface Creation on the Standby Server
You can create a virtual network interface for the standby server that is
similar to the primary server configuration. Figure 21 shows how to set up the
standby server's virtual network interface. Be sure not to activate the
virtual public IP at boot time. It should come up only at the failover when a
user creates a virtual public interface, perhaps
Figure 21. The standby server network interface screen
Figure 22. Adding a new virtual network interface to
Figure 23. A new network interface created on the standby server
Figure 24. Configuring a detection channel on the standby server
Figure 25. More configuration for the detection channel
When you complete configuring both the network interface and the detection channel, return to the index page and apply the configuration (Figure 26).
Figure 26. Applying the changes after channel configuration
This article is meant as a guide to help you on your feet with your installation and configuration of a highly available Linux cluster using HA-OSCAR.
Open source projects have a special dynamic, especially popular projects, and they tend to advance and change as their users request. Therefore, if any of the steps/functionality/screen captures above are not valid by the time you read this article, this will be due to changes in the HA-OSCAR package; please forgive us and post an update on the discussion forum.
We hope you find this article useful. Have fun.
- Vishal Rampure, Anand Tikotekar, and Ryan Bourgeois from Louisiana Tech University
- HA-OSCAR Team (Louisiana Tech University, Oak Ridge National Lab, Ericsson Research, Intel)
- Intel, for an equipment loan
- Support network private interface failover for all Ethernet interfaces.
- Remove the OSCAR dependency so any Linux Beowulf can be retrofitted with HA-OSCAR.
- Provide automatic head-node image synchronization via
- Provide automatic virtual network and detection channel configuration (instead of manual).
- Integrate the Distributed Security Infrastructure with HA-OSCAR. This activity has started and we have a lab version of a combined package of HA-OSCAR and DSI.
- Much more
- Application Service Providers
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
- Fault management, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security
- High Availability
- High Availability OSCAR
- High Performance Computing
- Internet Service Provider
- International Telecommunication Union
- Local Area Network
- Media Access Control
- Open Cluster Group
- Open Source Clustering and Application Resources
- Resource-Based Cluster Installation Tool
- Network File System
- Network Interface Card
- Network Time Protocol
- SIS SystemImager
- Image-Based Installation and Maintenance Tool
- Simple Network Management Protocol
- Trivial File Transfer Protocol
- A diskless OSCAR version
- Telecommunication Management Network
Ibrahim Haddad is the Director of Technology for the Software Operations Group (Home & Network Mobility Business Unit) at Motorola Inc.
Chokchai Leangsuksun is an Associate Professor of Computer Science, Louisiana Tech University.
Stephen L. Scott is a founding member of OCG and OSCAR - and has served in the capacity of both release manager and working group chair
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