In this article we are going to talk about a simple cluster setup. If there was ever a setup that you should start with , this is the one. Whilst it may not be cheap as it uses 3 machines , it does begin to give you the redundancy that you really should have in a data collection setup.
In the previous article we discussed the single machine setup and how fault tolerant a setup like that would be. This article will expand on the single machine install and discuss the advantages of introducing additional machines to the setup.
If you have been following us on Twitter , you will have seen a few weeks back we launched our first Google Maps page. ( check it out here ) What we have done is to reverse look up your IP address that is assigned to you when you go out onto the Internet and placed a marker on our google map. This code will be added to our code corner site shortly.
So you need to buy some hardware to host a Data collection setup. You have no idea what you need so where do you start. This series of article will help you make some of those important decisions and get you thinking as to what your final solution will be.
When it comes to deciding what hardware you want for your Data Collection Server setup there are lots of things that you need to consider. Once you have an idea on how many concurrents you will be getting we need to build a system that will cope with it. There are many network topologys that we can come up with and it really depends on what resources you have available to use.