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Microsoft: Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (1 of 3)
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Author: Dexuan Cui

Background

When Linux is running on physical hardware, multiple computers may be configured in a Linux operating system cluster to provide high availability and load balancing in case of a hardware failure.  Different clustering packages are available for different Linux distros, but for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS, is a popular choice to achieve these goals.  A cluster consists of two or more nodes, where each node is an instance of RHEL or CentOS.  Such a cluster usually requires some kind of shared storage, such as iSCSI or fibre channel, that is accessible from all of the nodes.

What happens when Linux is running in a virtual machine guest on a hypervisor, such as you might be using in your on-premises datacenter?  It may still make sense to use a Linux OS cluster for high availability and load balancing.  But how can you create shared storage in such an environment so that it is accessible to all of the Linux guests that will…

Read the entire article here, Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (1 of 3)

via the fine Microsoft folks at the Windows Virtualization Team Blog.

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