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Monitors hosts and provides high-availability failover services

'heartbeat' monitors hosts and informs the cluster when one of them dies. It includes code from "fake" for IP address takeover. It currently works for 2-node clusters and supports multiple interfaces per node.


User guide available in HTML format from http://www.linux-ha.org/download/GettingStarted.html

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Janet Casey

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8 January 2002

Leaders and contributors

Alan Robertson Maintainer
See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://cvs.linux-ha.org/viewcvs/viewcvs.cgi/linux-ha/heartbeat/
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/heartbeat
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/heartbeat

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.


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