The Linux-HA (High-Availability Linux) project provides a high-availability (clustering) solution for Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X which promotes reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). The project's main software product is Heartbeat, a GPL-licensed portable cluster management program for high-availability clustering. Heartbeat is a daemon that provides cluster infrastructure (communication and membership) services to its clients. This allows clients to know about the presence of peer processes on other machines and to easily exchange messages with them. In order to be useful to users, the Heartbeat daemon needs to be combined with a cluster resource manager (CRM) which has the task of starting and stopping the services (IP addresses, web servers, etc.) that the cluster will make highly available. Pacemaker is the preferred CRM for clusters based on Heartbeat.

Heartbeat Consultancy

Transitiv Technologies Heartbeat consultants are available to assist your business and provide the skills needed to design and deploy a Heartbeat high availability solution. Transitiv offers consultancy for all aspects of Heartbeat, including:

  • Project Management
  • Configuration
  • Performance Issues
  • Design and Configuration of Clustering solution

As well as providing consultancy for Heartbeat, Transitiv offer consultancy for most popular Linux software on all of our supported distributions, so if you require assistance with an application not listed elsewhere on the Transitiv website, please ask us about consultancy for your application.

Contact us to discuss your Heartbeat consultancy requirements.