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Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

Aug 20, 2007, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Francis Theys, Falko Timme, Till Brehm)

"This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. With this tutorial, you will be able to create Virtual Machines that will be available on multiple systems with failover/failback capabilities.

"The system is based using components of 'The High Availability Linux Project,' namely 'DRBD' and 'Heartbeat.' The free open-source edition of DRBD will only allow a 2-node active/passive environment, so this is not for large businesses!. Also, the heartbeat/drbd setup configured in this tutorial, is by using 2 Ethernet NIC's. I recommend that at least the nic to be used for DRBD replication (eth1 in this tutorial) is 1Gbit or more..."

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