[K12OSN] Adding another server as backup.
R. Scott Belford
scott at hosef.org
Wed May 11 08:49:19 UTC 2005
Martin Woolley wrote:
> As far as the load balancing goes, we did nothing special. Each LTSP server
> was setup the same. Each is a DHCP server and each serves addresses in the
> same network range. The client PXE boots, grabs an i/p address from which
> ever server responds first and is loaded with a kernel. The second DHCP
> request (for the NFS) may be served by a different server to that which
> supplied the kernel.
I find this very interesting. How evenly is the load balanced amongst
the servers? Have you done any statistical analysis? Is natural order
actually arising from this seemingly chaotic design? It is very clever.
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