[PVE-User] Deployment Questions

Shain Miley smiley at npr.org
Wed Nov 12 19:57:02 CET 2008

Yes I am looking to setup an HA solution.  I have not tested any of the 
cluster functionality or the migration stuff yet, and I am not against 
having to do some manual intervention...but my main goal was to be able 
to have another VE in sync in case we ever needed to failover.

I will look into the bonding issue as well.



Andrew Niemantsverdriet wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:22 AM, Shain Miley <smiley at npr.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We are going to be placing two Proxmox servers into production at some
>> point in the near future and I was wondering about the following two issues:
>> 1)  What is the best way to keep VE's on separate servers in sync.  This
>> includes both OpenVZ and KVM VE's.  I know rsync is an option...but I
>> was wondering about drdb...or are there even better       options out there?
> Are you looking for some sort of high availablity? I have not done
> anything like that but I do take daily snapshots of every box and then
> archive those snapshots. If a box goes down it is an easy restore.
>> 2)   What is the best way to make use of multiple NIC cards?  I am going
>> to be using Dell Poweredge machines that have 2 - 4 NIC cards
>> each...should I put all the KVM VE's on 1 NIC and the
>> openVZ ones on the other NIC?  Should I  use a round robin approach when
>> it comes to determining which card to put a VE on?  Any thoughts on how
>> I can get the most throughput?
> I do a couple of approaches, for the most part I bond the interfaces
> together. That give maxamun throughput but I also have some KVM
> machines that need their own interface so I have them. The bummer is
> that the networking is not independent per box if they are clustered
> so you need to make the networks look the same even though they may
> not be.
> Hope that helps,

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