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Pro Linux High Availability Clustering by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 1

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High Availability Clustering and Its Architecture

In this chapter, you’ll learn how high availability (HA) clustering relates to other types of clustering. You’ll also read about some typical use cases for HA clustering. After a discussion on the general concepts of HA clustering, you’ll read about its different components and implementations on Linux.

Different Kinds of Clustering

Roughly speaking, three different kinds of cluster can be distinguished, and all of these three types can be installed on Linux servers.

  • High performance: Different computers work together to host one or more tasks that require lots of computing resources. ...

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