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Thread: failover cluster

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2020

    failover cluster

    Hi there,

    I am new to the linux OS.
    I was wondering if Ubuntu / other linux can allow me to install server 2012/2016 VM in a failover cluster between 2 x servers without NAS/SAN as I would like to put the servers in different locations.
    Could anyone please advise how to
    - create the failover cluster in both servers
    - install server 2012/2016 VM

    Thank you very much.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Re: failover cluster

    Sure. Just bridge the connection so that you get a LAN based IP rather than the internal network that virtualisation can use.
    If the systems are on the same piece of tin its not really a good idea but for the sake of experimentation it's fine.
    For ease of use I suggest VirtualBox

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Halloween Town
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: failover cluster

    Thread moved to Virtualisation.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: failover cluster

    This isn't a beginner question. Actually, this is a 3rd year sr linux admin question.

    However, the shortest way to accomplish it would be to setup a proxmox cluster, i suppose. I would do it a completely different way and i wouldn't touch windows, but whatever.

    virtualbox is a toy solution for server virtualization, imho. Mostly, virtualbox is fine for desktop-on-desktop VMs if you are stuck using windows as the host OS. With linux as the host, we have many better< more stable, more efficient, non-oracle, options.

    If you need step-by-step instructions, I'd say you are way over the required skills necessary to accomplish this project. Linux is extremely powerful AND flexible to fit all sorts of requirements. There are 20 different kinds of clusters, dependent on the exaxt workload involved. The :everything: types are the worst sort.


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