1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 14, 2004 11:43 AM by Holger Baxmann

    System Health Monitoring (via Veritas Cluster)

    paulboyce Newbie

      Hi!

      How would the Veritas Cluster monitor the health of the JBoss installation?

      Background
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      We are deploying a JBoss application to a set of Unix(Solaris) servers monitored by Veritas Cluster Server software.

      The deployment will not be a cluster of JBoss Applications - rather JBoss will be installed on all the servers, but only one server will be "live" at any time.

      In order for the Veritas Cluster software to know when to switch over to another server, it needs to monitor the health of the JBoss installation. If a JBoss installation is not healthy it will automatically switch over to another server.

      How would the Veritas Cluster monitor the health of the JBoss installation?

      Many thanks in advance,
      Paul

        • 1. Re: System Health Monitoring (via Veritas Cluster)
          Holger Baxmann Novice

          As far as I was trying this hotstandby feature with the address binding that Jboss provide, I am out of luck.

          But in the Veritas scripts are serveral possibilitys to watchdog services. The real problem is the switching from down to standby and the heartbeat link between the nodes. JBoss does not bind absolutely reliable nor comprehensible services to IPs. The bindings depend heavily on DNS, WINS, localhost, 0.0.0.0 and the nsswitch and resolv config. And some services are more the same than others.

          bax