[Linux-cluster] VMware over GFS?

Tiago Cruz tiagocruz at forumgdh.net
Fri Dec 12 17:25:44 UTC 2008

Hello Mike,

I'm doing this implementation too. The problem is fence_vmware, 'cause:

- Not exist officially on Red Hat
- This unofficial fence_vmware (perl) don't compile on x86_64

- I'll be exist on Tech Preview on RHEL 5.3 (phyton), but is not

The problem is when one Physical Machine goes down. Fence of Virtual
Machines works very well using any fence_vmware.

On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 10:58 -0600, lists at grounded.net wrote:
> Been away from GFS for a while so have not kept up lately.
> I started wondering if VMware server or ESX can be run redundantly so started thinking about running 2 or 3 servers in a GFS cluster. This got me to wondering if I should be looking at something else, such as xen or the virtualization server built into redhat distro.
>  From what I've read, VMware does have clustering abilities but that seems to be for win houses only. While I do have a handful of win guests, most of my servers are linux. 
> I've already come across problems moving win guests from one server to another where the win guest would then want to be re-activated again. That turns into nonsense because I end up having to call their help line each time I make a change, moving things around while testing.
> Thought I'd ask here since the best directions I've ever gotten were on this list.
> Thanks.
> Mike
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