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Posted: 14 Jan 2003
 

Users have found there are some great advantages to using iFolder in a cluster. If you think of other good ways to use Clustering and iFolder, let us know and we'll add them to the list.

Ian Stackhouse

According to TID 10066761, you need to install iFolder on all servers then edit various config files. I have found an easier method.

It is easier to install and configure the cluster, and also the pool for iFolder. Then fail the pool/volume iFolder to Node01, then install iFolder to this pool/volume. Then stopifolder and then fail to Node02, and run the same install. Just carry this routine on to all nodes within the cluster.

It stops you editing various config files here, there, and everywhere. It is best to use a DNS name, then at the client ie. Using ZEN specific the DNS name i.e ifolder.cluster.com rather than server names.

Works a treat.

If you have any questions you may contact Ian at ian_stackhouse@scc.co.uk

Ryan Seale

Clustering two iFolder servers together with a shared volume is a great way to provide users with the redundancy they deserve. iFolder2 even allows me to put a server outside the firewall to allow students and professors to have home access to their iFolder.


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