Cluster-enabling the Novell iFolder service enables the iFolder server to be highly available at any time. If your organization is deploying only one iFolder server for the iFolder service, you should enable a server cluster. This scenario is illustrated in the following figure.
Figure 6-1 Single-Server Cluster
Open Enterprise Server (OES) provides iFolder service migration scripts that are based on Novell Cluster Services, for automatic service migration from one node to another (failover) and for re-migration to the actual node when the node recovers from failure (failback).
This configuration ensures that the iFolder service is always available during unforeseen node failures in a cluster environment.
The following sections describe a single-server cluster deployment.