HA Active / Passive NFS Cluster

Get a Pair of CentOS 5.5 machines serving up Highly available NFS

I use NFS volumes for all of my production vmware servers. As a result, loosing your NFS server to a hardware failure would be a very bad thing.

We accomplish this using drbd, and heartbeat

This Guide assumes you have two identicaly configured systems, with an empty partition on each node that is un-formatted and ready to go. It also assumes a dedicated crossover connection between network cards on both nodes.

This setup was completed on a CentOS 5.5 system, utilizing the centosplus yum repository for drbd and the fedora epel repository for heartbeat.

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Rob | Thursday 10 March 2011 - 1:39 pm | | Tech Stuff | Two comments