[Linux-cluster] RHEL Cluster

PARAM KRISH mkparam at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 04:17:17 UTC 2012

Wow, Thanks for sharing the stuff to me. I really appreciate and kind of
excited to get a reply just in a day. Yeah, i wish i can join the IRC to
get quick answers, i must first check if my office network has it open.
Thanks Again. I will go through the stuff u sent me and will come back with
more appropriate questions to what i like to setup at my place.


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca> wrote:

> On 08/08/2012 09:01 AM, PARAM KRISH wrote:
>> Guys, I just joined this dl today. Kind of excited to know of the people
>> here...
>> I have worked in Sun / Veritas Cluster before, but liking to explore
>> RHEL Cluster and planning to use it for one of our production setup.
>> I would like to know few things to start with..
>> 1. We have Cisco UCS blades in which i plan to put ESX and install RHEL
>> cluster. Does it work/supported ?
>> 2. Which version of RHEL cluster you guys recommend for a production
>> setup ?
>> 3. Does the virtual environment completely supported in RHEL or any
>> limitations, whatsoever that i must be aware before considering ?
>> Any details in this would be highly regarded.
>> thanks
>> Param
> Welcome!
>   The first question is "What kind of cluster are you trying to build?".
> That will influence a lot of the advice you get.
>   The backing hardware is generally irrelevant given two conditions; Does
> the hardware support RHEL? Do you have a mechanism for fencing (ie: IPMI or
> similar)? Of course, if you create VMs then this is further abstracted. You
> can use 'fence_vmware' in that case.
>   RHEL6 offers Cluster Stable 3, which is the most recent version
> available on RHEL. It is the version you should use.
>   You won't be able to run VMs on top of VMs, so you can't build a cluster
> to support highly-available virtual machines if the nodes themselves are
> VMs. Other services are fine though.
>   This tutorial covers a lot of stuff that may not apply to you, but the
> opening "Concepts" part you may find useful as it covers the various parts
> in RHEL cluster software;
> https://alteeve.com/w/2-Node_**Red_Hat_KVM_Cluster_Tutorial<https://alteeve.com/w/2-Node_Red_Hat_KVM_Cluster_Tutorial>
>   Lastly, if you are on IRC, we've got a semi-active channel on freenode
> called "#linux-cluster". Members span most all timezones, so if you visit,
> hang around if you don't get an answer quickly. Folks generally read the
> scroll-back when they return.
> Cheers!
> --
> Digimer
> Papers and Projects: https://alteeve.com
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