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i was arguing with some fellows if the following is a good practice for a cluster : 1. 2 application servers accessing a shared disk. 2. load balancing for the ...
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- 10-04-2007 #1
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- Aug 2007
clustering with a shared disk
i was arguing with some fellows if the following is a good practice for a cluster :
1. 2 application servers accessing a shared disk.
2. load balancing for the 2 servers done through DNS ( not so clear how !).
but the main point is #1, in my opinion - i'm not a cluster'aholic , i know very little - i think that the bottleneck this way is moving from the NIC and server resources to the disk which is even worse as it acts as a single dangerous point of failure.
I'm waiting to hear some other opinions on this matter.
- 10-04-2007 #2
Normally, this is done with high-speed dedicated links- like fiber, that isn't used for anything but connection to the SAN. A disk inside a server is a single dangerous point of failure- having a SAN box normally comes with a bunch of network interfaces, and all sorts of redundancy and fault tolerance. This is one of the most common setups in clustering.