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Red Hat Linux 6.2

The Official Red Hat High Availability Server Installation Guide

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Technology Overview
Sample Configurations
FOS Configurations
Typical LVS Configurations
Acknowledgements
I. Installing Red Hat High Availability Server
1. New Features of Red Hat Linux 6.2
Installation-Related Enhancements
2. Before You Begin
Seven Steps to Get You Started
System Requirements Table
3. Starting the Installation
The Installation Program User Interface
Starting the Installation Program
Selecting an Installation Method
Beginning the Installation
Language Selection
Keyboard Configuration
Mouse Configuration
Welcome to Red Hat High Availability Server
Install Options
4. Installing Red Hat Linux 6.2
Continuing the Installation
Partitioning with fdisk
Automatic Partitioning
Partitioning Your System
Choose Partitions to Format
Installing LILO
Network Configuration
Time Zone Configuration
Account Configuration
Authentication Configuration
Package Group Selection
GUI X Configuration Tool
Preparing to Install
Installing Packages
Boot Disk Creation
Installation Complete
5. Upgrading Your Current System
What it Means to Upgrade
Upgrading Your System
Customizing Your Upgrade
Selecting Packages to Upgrade
Upgrading Packages
Upgrade Complete
II. Red Hat High Availability Server — Technology Overview
6. Post-Installation Security Overview
The /etc/hosts.deny File Set to Deny All Access
System Logging Set to 60 Days
Using chkconfig to Enable Services
Password Lifetime Set to 30 Days
Some Services Not Installed
This is Only the Beginning…
7. Failover Services (FOS)
An Overview of FOS
FOS Architecture
Setting up an FOS Cluster
Testing FOS
Trouble-shooting FOS
Additional Information
8. Linux Virtual Server (LVS)
Introduction
Components of an LVS Cluster
Background of the LVS Cluster
Hardware/Network Requirements
Routing Prerequisites
Persistence
Cluster Node Interconnection Prerequisites
Installing the Software
Configuring an LVS Cluster
Example — Setting Up a Five-node Cluster
Testing LVS
9. The Piranha Web Interface — Features and Configuration
Recommendations
Piranha Web Interface Requirements
A Tour of the Piranha Web Interface
III. Appendixes
A. Additional Resources
Documentation
Websites
Mailing Lists
B. A Sample /etc/lvs.cf File
C. Getting Technical Support
Remember to Sign Up
An Overview of Red Hat Support
Scope of Red Hat Support
The Red Hat Support System
How to Get Technical Support
Questions for Technical Support
Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
D. Installing Without Partitioning
The Ups and Downs of a Partitionless Installation
Performing a Partitionless Installation
E. Removing Red Hat Linux
Index