[Linux-cluster] Multi-homing in rhel5

Colin Simpson Colin.Simpson at iongeo.com
Thu Feb 3 15:37:41 UTC 2011

I'd like to know best practice on this too. 

It's always seemed a bit unclear to me how to configure this if fail
over is used "alt-name". Or how good or quick the failover is or worth
it over bonding. 


On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 10:49 +0000, Corey Kovacs wrote:
> The cluster2 docs outline a procedure for multihoming which is
> unsupported by redhat.
> Is anyone actually using this method or are people more inclined to
> use configs in which secondary interfaces are given names by which the
> cluster then uses them as primary config nodes.
> For example, on my cluster I have eth0 as the primary interface for
> all normal system traffic, and eth1 as my cluster interconnect.
> eth0 - nodename
> eth1 - nodename-clu <-- cluster config points to this as nodes....
> clients access the cluster services via eth0.
> I've seen other configs where people configure the cluster to use eth0
> for cluster coms so that ricci/luci work correctly, but I don't use
> those.
> Is there an advantage of one method over the other ?
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