Re: Pen redundancy on Solaris, anyone?

From: Hendra <>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 16:42:38 +0800

Thank you to all who responded.

I finally worked it out by installing ucarp which is available as binary
pkg via blastwave.
my only issue is that when the second host is up (ucarp acting as
backup), i won't be able to run pen coz it the virtual IP where pen is
going to listen on is not up yet,
unless i make pen to listen to all IP. however, pen will still runs even
the interface that it's currently using is gone (as in MASTER switched

On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 18:00 +0900, Nathan Butcher wrote:

> Hi All,
> > I'm running pen on solaris 10 and need to make it redundant (automatic
> > failover). This link says I can use
> > vrrpd but from that I've read so far, vrrpd doesn't run on Solaris?
> >
> > Anyone has any experience on this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Hendra
> The internet tells that sorry tale that vrrpd, freevrrpd, and even CARP
> have been considered for Solaris porting, but the people supposedly
> doing the porting were scared off by the patent issues. Hence, Solaris
> sucks for pen+vrrp. Pen+Freevrrpd works nicely on *BSD though.
> You could *try* compiling UCARP on Solaris 10, but no idea if it works
> or not.
> And then there is "heartbeat", which supposedly compiles on Solaris. No
> idea how to implement it with Pen though.
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