Deploying Freeradius in a HA environment
p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Sun Jun 15 19:57:09 CEST 2008
On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:12:20AM -0400, Richard Siddall wrote:
>Pete Kay wrote:
>>I am working on deploying 2 load balancing freeradius in a HA environment.
>>Could someone suggest the best way to do it? I am comfortable with using
>>ldirector as the load balancer, but I am not sure how to do the
>>"check-alive" for freeradius within ldirector.
>>Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
>My recollection is that when this has been discussed in the past the
>consensus was that there's no advantage to running FreeRADIUS in an HA
>environment since RADIUS already supports redundant servers.
I would have to dispute that. We've seen NASes across the range (Cisco,
3Com, Extreme) fail to move to the backup/secondary radius server
they've got configured.
Sad, but true.
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