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Old 06-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
vignesh_murali2003
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Is it possible for an openldap client to use 2 ldap servers without replication method. And would it automatically use the other server if one server is down?
 
Old 06-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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Yes, it's possible to use two parallel ldap servers. Replication is generally done between master/hub and node servers, so which replication you're talking about? And yes, it can switch between two servers (generally called active and fallback servers) if there's some kind of load balancing is enabled between them.
 
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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No there is no load balancing enabled. Actually both the server have identical databases without the use of replication technique. And thanks for your reply.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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If there's not load balancing like F5, (then as far as I know), it's not possible to switch between servers if one goes down. However, replication is a different term than load balancing. Replication simply means by sync of ldap database between two servers.

ADD: Follow documentation available on it's website for further understanding of the openldap: http://www.openldap.org/doc/

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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Hi shivaa,

Actually this would be little weird. I gave two server to authenticate ldap client using webmin tool without any load balancing enabled between them. When one server is down automatically the other server acts as the primary one.
 
  


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