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CentOS High Availability by Mitja Resman

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Preparing for cluster stack software installation

The first step towards building your highly available computer cluster is the operating system installation. We will not cover the details of installing CentOS Linux on the server machines. I can only mention that it is always good practice to install the minimum number of packages required. This is the beauty of using the Linux operating system in general, and also CentOS Linux specifically. CentOS has an option for minimal installation, which actually installs only the basic required packages for normal functioning of the operating system. This is an advantage because the more packages are used, the higher the possibility that one of the packages will go berserk and cause trouble at the operating ...

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