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Linuxha.net is a generic toolset for helping deploy standard applications in a highly available manner. In summary it allows two separate machines to host the application. Each application is active on a single machine at a time, and if that machine fails, or loses all network connectivity the application is automatically started on the alternative machine.
Of course using two machines for providing a single access to a single application may sound expensive. However Linuxha.net does not limit the number of applicatinos that can be run as separate entities on the cluster. Both nodes can be active running application simultaneously providing fail-over facilities for each other.
Linuxha.net aims to allow administrators to deploy standard applications very quickly and strives to be easy to setup and manage. It requires no special hardware - just standard PC's can be used. It does not require any 'shared storage' - each machine has a separate copy of the data replicated via the product automatically over a standard TCP/IP connection.
Licensing and Further Information.
Linuxha.net is free software, available under the GNU GPL v2. If you have any further questions or queries please email me at simon.edwards <at> linuxha.net.
Find Linuxha.net Useful?
If you are able to consider making a donation to support on going development. So how do I Start?
Have a look at the "resources" link above! On that page an installation guide, a how-to and step-by-step guides for using common applications can be found. If there is an application that is not documented which you are considering clustering please contact me simon.edwards <at> linuxha.net - and I will consider doing a step-by-step guide for it.
What do you use Linuxha.net for?
I would like to here from anyone using Linuxha.net - please let me know about your experiences - good or bad. The aim is to put together a page indicating how various companies make use of it. If you have any comments please send them to Simon.Edwards <at> linuxha.net.
What applications have been successfully clustered?
The software is generic in nature and thus allows virtually any application that provides a service via an IP address, to be clustered. Applications that the software is currently use for include: