This thread is more of a poll of if this is possible for me to achieve or if you as Gurus(yes you are) see any obstacles that I should be aware of before attempting or eve spending time on this.
Maybe the majority of users feels that this is a really good killer feature that could be developed by someone more skilled(obviously I am not)
Having worked in Telecoms for a decent number of years I like the idea of redundancy.
Is there currently or are there any plans on doing so for the Core?
I know that the mtbf for computer hw is fairly high but still I cannot stop thinking about this.
Off course there cannot be total redundancy of like alarm sensors, phonelines etc etc.
Let me explain a bit more what is important for me. Without rewriting kernels and patching(cause that's way out of my leage). But by using the excisting components even more(even that is a challenge).
Lmce is controlling the whole house(or actually we are with the help of..) how cool isn't that?
Assuming you have a proper UPS and that sort of easy redundant things sorted. What happens when there is a breakage inside the Core, like CPU, Hdd etc?
The alarm system, how does it react to a hw failure in the Core?
Or what happens when the system locks/freezes totally, yeah I know this is not a windows machine but it may happen.
Typically the burgler will try to disarm your system and nothing is impossible. I am not saying that the LMCE should be used to guard Pentagon or the white-house but for most humans their belongings are equally important, are you with me what I try to depict?
I would like to know if it is possible to somehow easily configure the Core to have a close friend(stdby).
So all config files will be stored externally(for example) maybe and the other core is brought up to life(from suspend maybe) when the Master Core stops responding to whatever is used as status check(echo reply for example)
and starts to load the config from the external hdd's and when it's up it will poll each device for their status and send an message to the orbiters(like the UE = mobile phone)
it will also make sure the Master Core is really dead. Maybe even a script in the Master Core will reset itself when a certain trigger is met and a message is broadcasted to the orbiters.
Another unanswered question(in my head) is how the routing could be sorted, however..
I am not loooking for a hsrp/vrrp setup(even though it would be really nice) but something simpler.
To my understanding this should be possible to achieve in the current LMCE. Am I just being dumb or is it possible?
sorry for all the txt but I want to make sure my idea is understood and not taken as an "I want this, please deliver me this.." kind of thread because I would like to contribute with what I can if possible off course(my time and skills are kinda show-stoppers though)..