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Redhat Cluster Setup Guide

Here is Redhat Cluster Suite Setup Quick Guide prepared by Ramu Yadav. This nice article is gives a clear idea about cluster setup in Linux

About Redhat Cluster Suite:

For applications that require maximum uptime, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux cluster with Red Hat Cluster Suite is the answer. Specifically designed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Cluster Suite provides two distinct types of clustering:
  • Application/Service Failover - Create n-node server clusters for failover of key applications and services
  • IP Load Balancing - Load balance incoming IP network requests across a farm of servers
With Red Hat Cluster Suite, applications can be deployed in high availability configurations so that they are always operational-bringing "scale-out" capabilities to Enterprise Linux deployments.

For high-volume open source applications, such as NFS, Samba, and Apache, Red Hat Cluster Suite provides a complete ready-to-use failover solution. For most other applications, customers can create custom failover scripts using provided templates. Red Hat Professional Services can provide custom Red Hat Cluster Suite deployment services where required.

Here is example setup and simple guide to setup a cluster based on redhat cluster suite.

Many Thanks to my friend Ramu Yadav who contributed this Guide.. 

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38 Comments for "Redhat Cluster Setup Guide"

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This is the one of the best blog which I came to know while searching for something.I ahve gone through all the post for linux.

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Hi Raja,

Thank you very much for your appreciation. This encourages me to do more.

Stay connected with LazySystemAdmin..!

Parthiban Ponnusamy

Thanks for the amazing post.. Can you please help us with the veritas cluster manager..

tanks for all

@Sumit.. Thanks for appreciation. Sure i will come back with veritas cluster article.

@Anonymous: Thanks for visit and comments..

very very good.thanks

@Anony: Thnx and welcome to LazySystemAdmin Blog. Stay connected.


Not able to access the documents, any chance you can email them to me ([email protected])

Thanks in advance.

Please check the link now. you should be able to access now. I have fixed the broken link.

Hi.. I am not able to view the document:(

thanx for the docs, can you please provide link to download it as pdf.

Excellent. Please add the GFS and fencing detaisl

Thanks. Will add GFS and Fencing too..!

you need to put donation button!!! to keep doing the good job

Hi, Not able to access the Example_Red_Hat_Cluster (1).pdf file.

Its all are very nice and simple article.Its simple to use for all Environments.I need shell scripting.I expect this very soon from you.


hi Parthiban,
i am unbale to access the link, please send me over email ([email protected])

thanks in Advance

hi Parthiban,
i am unable to access the link, please send me over email ([email protected])


guide is not opening in google docs.

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