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Installing a high availability web server cluster on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using HAProxy, HeartBeat and Nginx

05/11/2015 Comments off

How to set-up a high-availability cluster

Here are a few notes about how to set-up a high-availability web server farm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a whole load of awesome software (HAProxy, HeartBeat, Watchdog and Nginx)

The setup

In my setup I have five virtual machines, these are named and used for the following:-

haproxy1 – Our first proxy (master)/load-balancer (running HAProxy, HeartBeat and Watchdog) [IP address: 172.25.87.190]
haproxy2 – Our second proxy (failover)/load-balancer (running HAProxy, HeartBeat and Watchdog) [IP address: 172.25.87.191]
web1 – Our first web server node (running nginx) [IP address: 172.25.87.192]
web2 – Our second web server node (running nginx) [IP address: 172.25.87.193]
web3 – Our third web server node (running nginx) [IP address: 172.25.87.194]

The servers are connected in the following way:-

thesetup

In my next post I will also explain how to configure the web servers to point to a backend shared storage cluster (using NFS) and a MySQL cluster server to have a truly highly available web hosting platform.

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