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From Hari Kannan <hari.kan...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: HA question
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:05:58 GMT
Hi Kelcey,

At the risk of stating the obvious, I just wish to re-iterate my earlier point - with CloudStack,
HA is for VM, not for host. That is different than VMware's HA in someways - in VMware, if
a cluster is HA, when any host crashes, all VMs on that host will be restarted on a different
host. With cloudstack, only VMs that are HA enabled will be restarted. 

At least, that is the way I understand this..

I also wonder what happens in CloudStack if a host crashes (assume there were no VMs on it)
- would CloudStack detect this host is down and reduce the available capacity? 

Hari

-----Original Message-----
From: Kelcey Damage (BT) [mailto:kelcey@backbonetechnology.com] On Behalf Of kdamage@apache.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:51 PM
To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
Cc: Hari Kannan
Subject: RE: HA question

So it's safe to conclude that HA while enabled on the host(As in the module), must be available
cluster wide(uniform cluster). This is how VMware and others operate.

Thanks all.

-Kelcey


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sateesh Chodapuneedi [mailto:sateesh.chodapuneedi@citrix.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:46 PM
>To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
>Cc: Hari Kannan
>Subject: RE: HA question
>
>For VMware, CloudStack uses native HA provided by VMware.
>VMware provides HA at the level of cluster.
>
>Regards,
>Sateesh
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nitin Mehta [mailto:Nitin.Mehta@citrix.com]
>> Sent: 28 February 2013 10:13
>> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Cc: Hari Kannan
>> Subject: Re: HA question
>>
>> CS has its own HA logic and doesn't use the native HA of the HV and 
>> so the question for enabling the HA for hosts doesn't arise. This is 
>> true
for XS.
>> For Vmware and KVM, I will let the guru's speak :)
>>
>> On 28/02/13 9:55 AM, "kdamage@apache.org" <kdamage@apache.org>
>wrote:
>>
>> >Thanks that¹s awesome, but not quite the answer I was looking for.
>> >
>> >To better phrase my question, if the cluster is the basic unit of 
>> >availability, when hosts are enabled for HA, must all hosts in the 
>> >cluster be enabled? Or can the cluster exist with a non-uniform 
>> >structure, having only some hosts enabled for HA?
>> >
>> >You partially answered it with the special reserve HA hosts, but I'm 
>> >looking more in terms of general use.
>> >
>> >Thanks
>> >
>> >-kelcey
>> >
>> >
>> >>-----Original Message-----
>> >>From: Hari Kannan [mailto:hari.kannan@citrix.com]
>> >>Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:21 PM
>> >>To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> >>Subject: RE: HA question
>> >>
>> >>Hi Kelsey,
>> >>
>> >>HA is at 2 levels ­ VMs can be marked HA. In addition, you can mark 
>> >>some hosts as reserved for ³Dedicated² HA hosts. Quoting from the 
>> >>manual, the dedicated HA option is set through a special host tag 
>> >>when the host is created.
>> >>To allow the administrator to dedicate hosts to only HA-enabled 
>> >>VMs, set the global configuration variable ha.tag to the desired 
>> >>tag (for example, "ha_host"), and restart the Management Server. 
>> >>Enter the value in the Host Tags field when adding the host(s) that 
>> >>you want to dedicate to HA-enabled VMs.
>> >>
>> >>Hari
>> >>
>> >>From: Kelcey Damage (BT) [mailto:kelcey@backbonetechnology.com]
>> >>Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:00 PM
>> >>To: CloudStack dev list
>> >>Subject: RE: HA question
>> >>
>> >>Hi,
>> >>
>> >>I can¹t remember, do we enable HA on a per host basis, or on a per 
>> >>cluster basis?
>> >>
>> >>Thanks.
>> >>
>> >>[cid:image001.png@01CE1524.FA0D61B0]Kelcey Damage Infrastructure 
>> >>Systems Architect
>>
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>> >



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