Building a Scalable Highly Available Web Cluster Part 0: The Architecture

The modern internet user expects websites to be consistently fast and available, and a single box architecture may not deliver the levels of scalability and redundancy necessary to deliver on those expectations. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dive into the configuration of a scalable, highly available web cluster that can grow to meet your needs as your traffic grows. We’ll begin with a high level overview of the cluster components and overall cluster architecture. Continue reading “Building a Scalable Highly Available Web Cluster Part 0: The Architecture”

Quick Tip: Quickly Rename a Group of Files with BASH

While configuring Nagios checks for my Asterisk box I stumbled upon something interesting I hadn’t noticed before, PBX in a Flash is based on a 32-bit version of CentOS 6. This was a problem as both my Nagios and Puppet infrastructures are designed to monitor and manage 64-bit machines. A simple if/else statement was all that was required to expand my NRPE Puppet manifest to address both 32 and 64-bit architectures, but the Nagios check files themselves proved more of a challenge.
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