Re: [OxLUG] Learning the Red Hat Cluster Suite

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Author: Philip Wigg
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Learning the Red Hat Cluster Suite
That's very useful, thanks!

2009/10/1 Gregory Matthews <>:
> There was an excellent presentation by Thomas Cameron at Red Hat Summit
> where he rocketed through an entire course on clustering and virtual
> machines in a single session.
> You can find the presentation slides here:
> essentially he clustered together an bunch of servers on which he installed
> a bunch of VMs which were then clustered themselves. Hopefully there is
> enough information in the slides themselves to get the idea.
> I dont see why you couldnt do what you are suggesting. Dont expect
> performance to be great tho!
> Philip Wigg wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I want to teach myself to use the Red Hat cluster suite but they don't
>> use it at the place I'm working currently. I already have a server at
>> home running VMWare server but I'm not sure if I can have guests
>> sharing a virtual hard disk and using GFS with this setup? Google
>> seems ambiguous on this point and I can't find any way to do it in the
>> VMWare console.
>> If I ran KVM or VMWare ESXi then would I be able to cluster the guest
>> VMs? I'd need to buy another server with the CPU virtualization
>> extensions as my current server is quite old. Are there any other
>> hardware requirements (SCSI disks?) Any other advice on how to go
>> about this?
>> Thanks,
>> Phil.
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