Open Source High-Availability Clusters for KVM Virtual Machines

Madison Kelly will walk us through building a two-node high-availability virtual server cluster. The cluster component is built using Red Hat's High-Availability Add-On, DRBD for replicated storage and KVM as the hypervisor. This talk will be a good precursor for her complete tutorial.

Madison will also demonstrate an open-source dashboard she has written to manage these clusters. A portable cluster will be available to demonstrate the platform, its construction and to highlight the role of robust fault-tolerance in HA systems.