I’m going to be a little helpful and explain how to do clustering on Redhat Linux. This should also work for Fedora and CentOS. But don’t ask me about other distros, I don’t use them.
First, some definitions. When I say clustering, I’m talking about high availability. Not parallel or cloud computing. Not that tired old joke “Imagine a Beowulf cluster of that! HAWHAWHAW”.
/SLAP! God, I hate Slashdotters.
When we’re talking clustering, we’re talking about making things highly available by throwing 2 or more computers at providing some kind of service, be it a file share, application, etc… We’re also not talking about load balancing, that’s something else in the Redhat world (Pirhana). (continue reading…)