[K12OSN] New K12LTSP installation

monteslu at cox.net monteslu at cox.net
Thu Jun 19 13:36:15 UTC 2008

---- Sudev Barar <sbarar at gmail.com> wrote: 
> 2008/6/19 James P. Kinney III <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com>:
> > On Thu, 2008-06-19 at 10:44 +0530, Sudev Barar wrote:
> >> 2008/6/19 James P. Kinney III <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com>:
> >> >> 4.  Is there a good writeup on load sharing between two K12LTSP servers if we
> >> >> decide to go a bit fancy?
> >> > Too much work to load balance with only 2 servers. Split the client list
> >> > with the network wiring and divide and conquer!
> >>
> >> Not really, running two servers with dhcpd load balancing and failover
> >> was relatively easy. There was link some where. If you want to try
> >> this I will dig it up.
> >
> > DHCP is not the real load that needs balancing. It's the application
> > serving. While the DHCP load balancing can be used to split the boot up
> > and ultimately the server each client run from can be set this way, the
> > application load balancing is the issue I'm most interested in and
> > currently working on.
> OP only mentions load balancing between two k12 servers so my suggestion.
> I have snipped out most of what you said but yes that would be
> ultimate. I did try running open-mosix cluster along with a k12 but
> that was three years back and the process apperantly died when
> migrating from node to node. Have not had the chance to put together a
> bench thereafter to see if that or some other cluster server project
> is able to work.

Another method I've used is to use the primary ltsp server's lts.conf to split up thin clients to different X servers. There's only one dhcp server, and no failover.
Not the best solution by a long shot, but it was relatively easy to set up.

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