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Clustering support

Discussion in '3CX Phone System - General' started by thefinisher, Mar 6, 2008.

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  1. thefinisher

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    Hi

    Does 3cx support windows clustering or any high available option. How do you recover 3cx after a hardware failure ( harddrive, motherboad failure etc ) ?

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  2. ITWorks

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    Not an expert by any means but we have 3CX running as a guest Virtual Machine on a two host cluster built on MS Virtual Server 2005R2. This cluster supports 4 other highly available virtual machines. I was impressed during failover tests how quickly the 3CX system recovers. There will be about a 5 to 10 minute interuption of service during a planned "save state" move of the VM to the other clustered host. However what I found very interesting is there is no wait for extensions and lines to re-register when done in this manner. They all seem to remain in the state they were in on the first host when moved to the new host.
    In a hardware failure such as you mention the VM move would be much quicker, but any data in memory would be lost. I have not tested this to see what happens to extension and line registrations in this senario.

    Resource I used is http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/techinfo/hacsolutions.mspx

    Mark
     
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