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Re: VMware and mirror/multimaster

Howard Chu wrote:
Thinking about this some more - why would you ever do this? If you're consolidating many physical servers into a single physical server, just run a single slapd on the consolidated server. You'll have more RAM available and much less overhead.

You would do this if you had disparate data centers with virtual infrastructure clusters in each data center where you required the redundancy of multiple masters at each data center but did not want to maintain disparate directories.

Where I'm from, people do not run a single ESX host, they run clusters of ESX hosts with 20-40 virtual machines on each host with hundreds of virtual machines in each cluster. The benefits are seen only with multiple ESX hosts.

All the best,
Josh Miller, RHCE/VCP
Seattle, WA
Linux Solutions Provider