[Linux-cluster] VMware over GFS?

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Tue Dec 16 11:26:03 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 11:06:23AM -0600, lists at grounded.net wrote:
> > Maybe I haven't understood well your point,
> I'm sure that perhaps I didn't explain myself well. I am looking for fault tolerance, fail over, redundancy, but am not sure if VMware allows this. For example, in a web cluster, if one server goes down, a front end load balancer just starts sending the traffic to another web server. I am wondering if there is a way of doing this with VMware using GFS. If it is possible, then the only thing I'm nervous about is fencing, which is where most of the issues have been in the past when I have used GFS.

It sounds like what you are after is actually VMware ESX + Virtual Infrastructure = $$$
That allows full migration of the VM's around, restarting on node failure etc etc...

However this will use VMFS rather than GFS for the storage of the VM's


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