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cisaksen
14-May-2013, 13:46
Can SLES 11.2 for VMware support High Availability Extensions ?

David Gersic
14-May-2013, 15:00
On Tue, 14 May 2013 12:54:01 +0000, cisaksen wrote:

> Can SLES 11.2 for VMware support High Availability Extensions ?

What support are you looking for? Are you running SLES guests under VMWare
(which VMWare?) and looking to build a HA cluster from them?


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cisaksen
16-May-2013, 15:55
Yes SLES 11.2 for VMware is a version of SLES specifically tailored to VMware, that is to run a SLES VM. We are running version 11.2 on ESXi 5.1 Here are some links for this version.

http://www.vmware.com/products/sles-for-vmware/overview.html
https://www.suse.com/promo/pd/sles-vmware.html?utm_campaign=SLES+for+Vmware&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=sles%20for%20vmware&kw_id=sEi65MNhp&gclid=CPK0yKDumrcCFQqi4AoduBQA1w
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-SLES-DS-EN.pdf
https://www.suse.com/partners/alliance-partners/vmware/

The differences seem minor between SLSES 11.2 and SLES 11.2 for VMware but I wanted to know if you could install the HAE on the VMware version.

From the FAQ:
W h y i s t h e p r o d u c t c a l l e d a n e x t e n s i o n ?
The product is called an extension because it is an add-on product to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, and it
"extends" the capabilities of the server operating system. You need both SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE
Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension to set up highly available Linux clusters. Paid subscriptions to both are
also required to get technical support and maintenance for your clustered Linux servers.

Thanks

David Gersic
16-May-2013, 17:30
On Thu, 16 May 2013 15:04:01 +0000, cisaksen wrote:

> Yes SLES 11.2 for VMware is a version of SLES specifically tailored to
> VMware, that is to run a SLES VM.

Right.


> The differences seem minor between SLSES 11.2 and SLES 11.2 for VMware
> but I wanted to know if you could install the HAE on the VMware version.

You can, yes. Whether it makes sense to do so is a matter of some debate
between the HA proponents and the VMWare proponents. I believe there is
even a STONITH resource for VMWare so that the cluster can properly fence
a virtual host.


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epicsa
18-Jun-2013, 12:46
Hi, I have a vmware esx 5.1 and I have a virtual machine with SLES 11 sp2 for vmware. Novell offers SLES 11 for vmware with a valid licence of vmware and it provide access to upgrades on the online repositories. I wonder if I can download and install the ha extension on my sles 11 with my licence. I am reading that ha extension is based on open source software, but we have to paid for the support and it's upgrade, but Can I download and install without support (free)?

I would have 2 vm of SLES 11 sp for vmware with one apache server of each one, in a cluster active/active. The apache only work for front end. For example:

VIRTUAL IP ADDRES(192.168.1.1)
/ \
SERVER1(192.168.1.2) SERVER2(192.168.1.3)

| / \ |
Apache Tomcat Server1 Apache Tomcat Server2

Could you help me, please??

David Gersic
18-Jun-2013, 14:30
On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:54:03 +0000, epicsa wrote:

> Hi, I have a vmware esx 5.1 and I have a virtual machine with SLES 11
> sp2 for vmware. Novell offers SLES 11 for vmware with a valid licence of
> vmware and it provide access to upgrades on the online repositories. I
> wonder if I can download and install the ha extension on my sles 11 with
> my licence.

I don't know. Licensing of the "HA extension" is separate, so I don't
think so. Licensing questions are best asked of your sales person.


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