[PLUG] [Ilugc] Kohacon Registration page - Co-presenter anybody?
knura9 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 17:36:27 IST 2011
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Rajagopal Swaminathan
<raju.rajsand at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am planning to experiment and present CentOS as a robust High
> Availability Platform for Applications like KOHA/DRUPAL etc. I don't
> know what I will Land up with though over the course of time.
Please define your concept of High Availability - people have
different ideas on these buzz words.
> Some of the question I am looking at in a practical viewpoint of an
> Application and IT infrastructure Architect are:
> 1. We need to look at lifetime of the application like KOHA - perhaps
> 10 year in the timeline of a library?
I think 10+ years is a reasonable time frame. Version upgrades surely
but changing to some other package - the migration cost could be
> 2. Is the quick changing Fedora/Ubuntu stand the trial?
Don't know what you mean by this. IMO anybody using Fedora as a
server platform and that too in production ... I know people are doing
it ... In one instance, I was forced to install a version of Fedora
(which was no longer supported at that time) because the vendor's app
was certified only on that version!
> 3. What is the interaction between DSpace etc?
> 4. Can they both be running in HA peacefully?
IMO, if ERP apps can run in VMs then Koha and DSpace can also run in
> I must declare that I am not going to invest INR(Money) in this. I
> can't afford HA hardware at this point of time.
What is HA hardware? Do you really need enterprise grade servers to
demonstrate your Proof of Concept or present your paper? For a Proof
of Concept this can be achieved with mid range desktop(s) that support
Linux KVM. (system board + cpu cost 13-15K).
> Would anybody like to join me in presenting a paper or experimenting?
I think it would be better if you first present an executive summary
of your paper/experiment.
-- Arun Khan
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