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RHCS: an Introduction

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Linux is used daily in mission-critical environments all over the world. It follows that Linux can be required to fulfil a range of needs with relation to availability and stability. The Red Hat Cluster Suite (RHCS) is designed with these needs in mind; it enables the admin to set up a cluster of machines which all handle the same task or provide the same service. If the machine providing the service goes down, another machine then steps in and takes over.

Core elements of RHCS
RHCS consists of four core components:

cluster infrastructure
high availability service management
tools for the cluster administration
Linux virtual server routing
The cluster infrastructure includes ...

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