From: Jan Zuchhold (Jan_at_Zuchhold.com)
Date: Fri 02 May 2003 - 10:05:56 BST
> Right now I'm just doing some survey's on different virtual server
> environments for hosting solutions and I'd love to hear some of your
> * Ideas on ideal server configuration (hardware/distribution of
> Linux preferred)
I use the vserver patch together with a Raid1+DRBD/Heartbeat failover config.
If the primary server fails all vservers are started on the secondary within a
few seconds. Besides the recently fixed bug in ctx15/ctx16 this setup is 100%
Hardware: nothing special, most servers are AMD based, IDE drives...
Software: Debian Woody (Host+Vserver), Vserver Kernel Patch, Linux Software
Raid, DRBD, Heartbeat
I usually setup one vserver for each network service.
> * Pitfalls
I don't know if it's possible at all, but I was not able to get some services
running inside a vserver (Kernel-NFS, NIS, SMB (problems with locking)).
I got the following services running in a production environment inside a
> * Experience setting up HD quotas
No quotas needed for me.