【Join The Discussion And Get a Limited Badge】Cluster, A Classic Topic for Geeks

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Clustering is a revolutionary approach that allows you to combine the power of our servers with Proxmox to create high-performance clusters. By leveraging this technology, you can achieve enhanced reliability, increased performance, and seamless scalability for your critical workloads.

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I’m just waiting for the ZimaBlade to come available and then will be able to implement my medical research cluster. I’m really looking forward to that!

At the moment my ‘cluster’ involves my docker setup for media organisation and streaming, klipper to run my 3d printer, opnsense router and firewall and a truenas backup.

I am adding some new features soon with my current ZimaBlade untill I can get some more to form my new cluster :slight_smile:

Don’t even get me started on the ZimaCube, I have big plans for that! :stuck_out_tongue:

To add to the fun, zimablade cluster print is nearly finished :slight_smile:



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And the single version (dual drives) prints really nice!
https://www.printables.com/en/model/294803-zimaboard-dual-hdd-dock





I considered a docker swarm or testing
K3s, but my homelab is used daily so I didn’t want to experiment too much.

I’d really love a gracefully-degrading failover cluster for my home lab. Something that external services migrate to during failures/upgrades/tinkering.

So for example my Plex/nextcloud/homeassistant continues to be available while my less critical downloaders/etc go down.

Still not sure what technology is the right fit. Essentially it comes down to storage being hard/expensive to replicate.

It would be great if in the future, casaOS could support some basic clustering features. Start by setting a device as a failsafe?

@Sabitech
I really like the design of this. What’s the chance that you will remix this add a way to connect them together so that they are stable. Setting up a cluster with multiple boards and the ability to join the stands together as the cluster grows would be fantastic.

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I will add options for joining them together, should be fine :slight_smile: probably just a couple of screw holes should do it. I’m actually taking the weekend off as I’m getting a bit burnt out but keep eyes peeled. :slight_smile:

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I’ve never done a cluster with large connected storage, but iscsi shared storage makes failover options pretty easy. For home use, some NAS’s have iscsi services that could do this role.