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RE: [Linux-cluster] Hardware options



I wonder if you can host a small cluster on Amazon's EC2 infrastructure?
Anyone tried it?

It's not free, but may be very inexpensive for small deployments, and
can be dynamically provisioned to save $$$.  It could be less than your
current electricity bill.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Virginian
> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:22 PM
> To: linux clustering
> Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Hardware options
> 
> Hi Lon,
> 
> That is a good solution and could be a possible second 
> cluster for me to tinker with. However, I was rather hoping 
> to use two nodes though and shared storage to have two 
> physical nodes clustered and then tinker with a virtual 
> cluster too (same as my existing cluster set up but a lot 
> less heavy on the electricity bill!!). I haven't tried kvm 
> yet but it is something I would like to have a play with 
> (I've used xen and vmware up to now).
> 
> Regards
> 
> John
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lon Hohberger" <lhh redhat com>
> To: "linux clustering" <linux-cluster redhat com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Hardware options
> 
> 
> > On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 18:22 +0100, Virginian wrote:
> >>
> >> My question is, does anybody have a low cost hardware specification
> >> that they are running xen and RHCS on with shared storage 
> that won't
> >> cost the earth and won't hit me in the wallet when it 
> comes to paying
> >> the electricity bill?
> >
> > If you're not trying to migrate VMs between physical 
> machines and are
> > primarily concerned with tinkering with other parts of the 
> cluster, you
> > can use a notebook or desktop w/ VT support, Fedora 10, and 
> KVM.  From
> > there, you can install RHEL5 or the operating system of 
> your choice in
> > to the VMs and cluster the VMs.
> >
> > It doesn't protect you against hardware failures at all, 
> but it's a good
> > low-cost development platform.
> >
> > Obviously, you can't put a VM in a VM, so you can't tinker 
> with VM live
> > migration or anything like that.
> >
> > -- Lon
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