The Red Hat Cluster Suite is a collection of technologies
working together to provide data integrity and the ability to
maintain application availability in the event of a failure.
Administrators can deploy enterprise cluster solutions using a
combination of hardware redundancy along with the failover and
load-balancing technologies in Red Hat Cluster Suite.
Red Hat Cluster Manager is a high-availability cluster solution
specifically suited for database applications, network file
servers, and World Wide Web (Web) servers with dynamic content. An
Red Hat Cluster Manager system features data integrity and
application availability using redundant hardware, shared disk
storage, power management, and robust cluster communication and
application failover mechanisms.
Administrators can also deploy highly available applications
services using Piranha, a load-balancing and advanced routing
cluster solution based on Linux Virtual Server (LVS) technology.
Using Piranha, administrators can build highly available e-commerce
sites that feature complete data integrity and service
availability, in addition to load balancing capabilities. Refer to
Part II Configuring a Linux Virtual Server
Cluster for more information.
This guide assumes that the user has an advanced working
knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and understands the concepts
of server computing. For more information about using Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, refer to the following resources:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation
Guide for information regarding installation.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Introduction to
System Administration for introductory information for new Red
Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux System
Administration Guide for more detailed information about
configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux to suit your particular needs
as a user.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Reference
Guide provides detailed information suited for more experienced
users to refer to when needed, as opposed to step-by-step
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Security Guide
details the planning and the tools involved in creating a secured
computing environment for the data center, workplace, and home.
HTML, PDF, and RPM versions of the manuals are available on the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentation CD and online at: