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    Exclamation zimbra failover with shared storage and same ip address

    Hi,

    I really need to know how to do this. thanks for those who will help.

    1. I should have 2 zimbra opensource servers.
    2. Another server will be used for the shared storage.
    3. The 2 zimbra servers should have the same ip address.
    4. if I shut down zimbra 1, I'll have to manually start zimbra 2 and it should be properly working just like the zimbra 1 since there is a shared storage and they are of the same ip address.

    thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twilighthaevhen View Post
    Hi,

    I really need to know how to do this. thanks for those who will help.

    1. I should have 2 zimbra opensource servers.
    2. Another server will be used for the shared storage.
    3. The 2 zimbra servers should have the same ip address.
    4. if I shut down zimbra 1, I'll have to manually start zimbra 2 and it should be properly working just like the zimbra 1 since there is a shared storage and they are of the same ip address.

    thanks!!!
    We did this with our mailstore servers and a SAN for the hardware.
    For the software, we used Heartbeat from HomePage: Linux HA. Heartbeat controls "resources".
    In our case, it's managing the IPs, Zimbra mountpoints, and Zimbra services.

    We went a little further and used the linux bond networking driver to setup active/failover ethernet connectivity from two different NICs (different chipsets/drivers) connected to two different Layer3 switches. There's also a separate management network that Heartbeat uses for communicating with the other nodes.

    Hope this helps

    -Jessie

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