MySQL can be used with Novell® Cluster Services™ (NCS) to provide high availability support to the customers you service with MySQL. This means that if one server goes down, another server takes over and customers never experience an interruption to the services you provide.
You can configure MySQL* for NetWare® and Linux for the active/passive modes of Novell® Cluster Services™. In the active/passive cluster mode, MySQL services run on only one node in the cluster at a time. For example, if the node where MySQL is installed fails, then MySQL starts on other specified nodes in the cluster and the MySQL services on the failed server fail over to other nodes in the cluster.
This chapter discusses the following topics: