Sunday, April 27, 2008

Building a virtualized web-farm with openQRM

Building a virtualized web-farm with openQRM

Goal :

Creating a dynamic scalable and flexible web-farm hosting virtualized “root” web-server.

A common and required setup for ISP‘s which are selling dedicated web-servers with “root-access” to their customers is to create, manage and monitor a huge (and growing) number of virtualized systems.

This How-To will describe how to setup such an environment using the openQRM data-center management platform. It will go through the full installation steps, deployment of the “virtualization hosts”, creation and administration of the “partitions” up to configuration-management, monitoring and high-availability.

(Screenshot active deployed customer1 VE running a webserver)