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Monday Jun 01, 2009
By Nicholas Solter on Jun 01, 2009
As technical lead of the Open HA Cluster 2009.06 release, I've been engrossed in it for over a year, so it with some pride and no small amount of relief that I announce it today. Maybe now I can stop working weekends.
Known as project Colorado, this release had two principal goals:
- Port Solaris Cluster 3.2 to run on OpenSolaris.
- Provide some minimization and modularization features to reduce the perceived and actual complexity of the HA clustering solution.
Rather than repeating details of these points here, I instead will point you to the slides for a presentation that I gave yesterday at the Open HA Cluster Summit in San Francisco. It was recorded, so hopefully the video will be available soon as well.
As with other packages for OpenSolaris, Open HA Cluster is available from a network package repository. In this case the "ha-cluster" repository on pkg.sun.com. Although the product is free to use and to put into production, you must register and accept a license agreement at pkg.sun.com. After accepting the agreement, follow the directions to download the certificate and key to your systems. Then set the ha-cluster publisher like this:
# pkg set-publisher -k /var/pkg/ssl/Open_HA_Cluster_2009.06.key.pem -c /var/pkg/ssl/Open_HA_Cluster_2009.06.certificate.pem -O https://pkg.sun.com/opensolaris/ha-cluster/ ha-cluster
# pkg refresh
Next, install the cluster packages:
# pkg install ha-cluster-full
For more details, you can read the official documentation. If you don't have physical hardware available to form a cluster, check out Thorsten Frueauf's whitepaper on running Open HA Cluster in VirtualBox.
Monday Mar 30, 2009
By Nicholas Solter on Mar 30, 2009
Please join us at the first Open HA Cluster summit on May 31, 2009! This event will come almost exactly two years after we formed the HA Clusters community and released the first Open HA Cluster source code, and one year after we released the code for the Sun Cluster Core. I'm looking forward to showing off project Colorado. Here's the official invitation from Jatin, our new community manager:
Make High Availability Work For You
You are invited to participate in the first OpenSolaris Summit for Open HA Cluster.
Open HA Cluster Summit
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
San Francisco Marriott (Next to Moscone Convention Center)
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
The Open HA Cluster Summit will precede the CommunityOne West and JavaOne Conferences which start on June 1. We will bring together members of the HA Clusters community, technologists, and users of High Availability and Business Continuity software. Not only will experts lead interactive sessions, panel discussions and technical tracks, but there will be ample time for you to also be an active participant.
We invite you to register yourself for this event at your earliest convenience. Email email@example.com if you have any difficulty with the registration. Attendance is free. There will be a reception and Community Marketplace, an informal venue to showcase your products and ideas, in the evening following the technical sessions.
HA Clusters Community Manager
This event is sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc. Spread the word.
Wednesday Aug 27, 2008
By Nicholas Solter on Aug 27, 2008
I've launched a project page on OpenSolaris.org for project Colorado. As this is quite a large project, there are several efforts occurring in parallel. One of these tasks is to write the requirements for the project. If you're interested, you can read a draft of the requirements and send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10.
Another task is basic building and bringup of Sun Cluster / Open HA Cluster on OpenSolaris. You can see some of the status on that effort on the project wiki. We are also starting to investigate what it will take to convert the existing SVR4 packages to IPS packages. There's a lot of work to do! If you're interested in getting involved with the project, please let me know.
Friday Jul 11, 2008
By Nicholas Solter on Jul 11, 2008
Thursday Jun 05, 2008
By Nicholas Solter on Jun 05, 2008
As I announced to the OpenSolaris community yesterday, we've released a new version of Solaris Cluster Express. SCX, as we call it, is a build of Solaris Cluster for Solaris Express. This release runs on SXCE build 86. If you don't want to build the cluster source code yourself, this binary distribution is a good option for trying out Solaris Cluster / Open HA Cluster on OpenSolaris.
Monday Jun 02, 2008
By Nicholas Solter on Jun 02, 2008
Our release of over two million lines of code last week has generated some interest in the blogosphere. In addition to the links I posted last week:
- OpenSolaris in review May 2008 -- Tim Foster
- Open High Availability Cluster -- parolski.com
- Hey, man (Pages)! Sun Cluster Is Now Completely Open Sourced! -- Tech Dogg's Dox Tox
- Solaris Cluster, AHORA OPEN SOURCE -- Sun is shining...
- Open High Availability Cluster CG: Multilingual -- Jim Grisanzio
- [IT][セキュリティ]Solaris Clusterのソースコードが追加公開 ...
- Cluster-Software für OpenSolaris -- OSNote
- Sun veröffentlicht Open High Availability Cluster -- .:: 0 : 3 : 8 : 1 ::.
Friday May 30, 2008
By Nicholas Solter on May 30, 2008
I've learned quite a bit about the legal and business side of open sourcing in the process of getting this code open sourced. But hopefully now I can stop spending so much time with lawyers and get back to programming :-)
Here's a roundup of the various blog entries so far mentioning this release:
- Open HA Cluster completely open-sourced -- c0t0d0s0.org
- Sun Cluster Core Is Now Open Source! -- DanT's GridBlog
- Open High Availability Cluster -- My Learning Curve
- Open HA Cluster<-->Open HA Cluster -- Bob Porras' Blog (My Vice-President)
- Solaris Cluster is now OpenSource! -- Matthias Pfützner's Weblog
- Solaris Cluster code is now completely open source! -- Out of Sync
- OHAC Core がリリースされました。 -- Kazuhiko's weblog
- Open HA Cluster Announcement! -- The Open Waters
Friday Feb 15, 2008
By Nicholas Solter on Feb 15, 2008
There have been some exciting developments in the Open HA Cluster open-source community over the past couple months. Specifically:
- An HA-PostgreSQL umbrella project has been created, with an active subproject to support WAL Shipping.
- The HA Clusters community has agreed to co-sponsor a Test Development project. Other sponsoring community groups are OS/NET, Storage, and Testing.
- The HA-Informix agent being developed in the Cluster Agent: Informix Dynamic Server Project has been completed and is available for download from the project page.
- The HA Clusters community group now has four sponsored projects, with some more on the way.
- A third-party agent repository has been created to collect cluster agents developed by third parties.
- The #OHAC IRC channel has been created for 24-hour Open HA Cluster discussions.
- We've made available some technical presentations for building agents as well as open-sourced the GDS template under the CDDL.
- We have seven non-Sun participants working on bug fixes.
- And last, but not least, the HA Clusters community group now has a "fun" page, hosting the "Open HA Cluster acrostic puzzle."
Nick Solter is a software engineer and author living in Colorado.
- Leaving Sun/Oracle
- Project Colorado: A minimal and modular HA cluster for OpenSolaris
- OpenSolaris for Puppets
- Installing Open HA Cluster Screencast
- Running Open HA Cluster in VirtualBox
- OpenSolaris Bible Co-Authors Together
- Become an OpenSolaris Power User at OSCON
- Developing On OpenSolaris
- OpenSolaris Bible Makes Best-Seller List at JavaOne
- Cluster Summit Recap and Photos
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