VB: [SPAM] Re: multiple thin client servers

Mattias Hemmingsson matte at ahavaxthuset.se
Thu Nov 23 15:18:26 UTC 2006

Hi !!

We are now testing out skolelinux with new edu 6.10 to get them to work

But skolelinux don’t have any solution to cluster edu servers.
And ltsp-mosix is too old to use.
To cluster server I'm looking at LVS to load balance the servers.
And then Webmin to cluster the server so package and shell scripts are the
same on all servers.

This mean that you can run update and run scripts on one server and the
other server in the cluster will follow.

And the LVS balance the load of the server and if one server goes down the
other will step in.

|    |  Brazil firewall (dhcp,dns)
| 		|	| (edubuntu) LDAP/samba/home dirs/mail/ftp/www
|		-------
|		|	|(edubuntu)LOAD BALANCER
|		-------
|		   |
|		   |________________________________________________________
|				|	|
|	|
|				|_____|(edubuntu)TERMINAL SERVER 1
|	|
Switch to thin clients

The clients boot to server ip and the loadbalnce sends the
request to one of the terminal servers.
The next request to ip is sent to the other terminal server.

The terminal server is connected to together with webmin so if you update
terminal server 1, terminal server 2 will also be updated.

So the clients only se one server
And if you want to upgrade you can only install one more terminal server to
the loadbalance.
And then only set the clients to the switch.

// matte

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Ämne: [SPAM] Re: multiple thin client servers

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 03:53:26PM +0900, nigel barker wrote:
> Much of this is already handled really well in skolelinux you know. My
> kids log on to terminals of any server in school and get their home
> directory.

Yes, and they do it with LDAP, and NFS home directories.

> Why don't you work on integrating an edubuntu terminal server properly
> into a skolelinux network? I'm sure you guys could crack that in one day
> and post a howto, instead of doing all the duplicated work.

This would mean that someone who wanted to run more than one Edubuntu
server would need to run 2 distros: 1 Skolelinux as the authentication
server, and then the Edubuntu servers.

Which means running 2 distros.  Now, certainly, what's being done for
Edubuntu should allow for an Edubuntu server to authenticate AGAINST an
Skolelinux box, some sites might not want to run more than one distro,
so we need to include the server functionality as well.



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