GSLB like tool for soho (for availability)

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  1. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

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    We use GSLBs at work to distribute workload status between different boxes which are not clustered based on status port's.

    I wondered whether I could replicate that behavior at home (for free o/c;)) for some of my services at home (file shares, audio, video).

    Example -
    I have 2 FreeNas boxes (fn1,fn2) which have replication enabled to keep files in sync. Both have their own name & ip.
    Instead of having to enable the non technicians in the family to use either or name/ip it would be great to have just a video.domain kind of name that points to the primary or secondary box.

    I know I could do that by changing dns entries but that's too much effort to cover a simple reboot or unexpected short downtime...

    So anything like GSLB that I could use?
     
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    pfSense comes to mind on the free route, not fancy as Citrix or F5 but it gets the job done.
     
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    What would be the funciton to look for? I run Sophos UTM atm but have not really found the fitting option...
     
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    Hint, some license feature are transferrable...



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    I have no access to the GSLB licenses if you mean that;) Else no clue what you are talking about:p
     
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    Some feature license such as GSLB is based on host name apply to both VPX and MPX

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    Ok, I am GSLB user only, no clue about the tech behind it;)

    I see VPX/MPX are likely the underlying tech. I assume based on your hint one is cheaper /better available than the other but else I don't get it yet...
     
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    VPX express is free.

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    Ok, still looking, VPX express unfortunately does not have GSLB included.
     
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    If it's a VM I can move it, then it's not an issue. FreeNas hard drives don't do vmotion so well ;)

    Thanks, I will have a look

    Edit: Looks promising, don't like the Call Home function but at least they are honest about it and describe what they send. I hope its true and not only a part;)
     
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