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Old 03-09-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
debloxie
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Question Virtualization or Virtual Servers?


Hi,

I have a client who wants to consolidate 2 servers (both are quad core with 4gb RAM running some service like database) into a one server (8 core 8gb RAM).

He wants the consolidated server(s) to appear so to the frontend user.

Am thinking that since it involves 2 physical servers, am going to have to implement LVS (Linux Virtual Server) instead of Virtualization which involves making VMs on one machine.

What do u advise?

Thanks

D.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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what does consolidate mean here? LVS would only be used for load balancing and such. if you just have two loads of tables then you'd just migrate them into a single database with exports and imports and such.

how does the desired end result differ from the current situation?
 
Old 03-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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well lets just assume they are running services, not necessarily databases. What the client wants is an arrangement whereby both cpu and memory of the 2 servers is combined.well lets say he might need load balancing in a way but he really wants to optimize both hardware.
 
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you're really not helping yourself here... this is so so cryptic...

two seperate services? two identical services? how would you expect load balance a single resource??

do you want to still use both physical boxes, duplicating each to each other? well if so that's not consolidation at all, so that's also very misleading...

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