guys, stop thinking with duct tape! damn it.
*Laughing(with you, not at you)*
I can really picture you sitting there, sighing, shaking your head.
Wow I like this discussion that was raised, although tschak see's all the work that has to be done. I think it's a fair question.
Because this as I see it really put's where we are going to place LMCE in the future map. Maybe the question is mostly relevant for Totallymaxed and towards his customers(assuming some sort of support agreement with the product is included(?)
I agree with the fact that the constant router reload is a little bit annoying but those reloads are only during install/config change right?
Anyways, what made Me stop thinking that the hw redundancy or as I would like to call it Node redundancy was crucial. Was the fact that there is a watchdog resetting threads that is not functioning.
So there is at least a sw function watching my core when being away.
Also in case of power failure(likely to happen nowadays for some reason) a good UPS with a diesel(or similar) generator needs to be installed to take over.
In case the hw dies for some reason:
Then the worst case scenario would be that you have no alarm or security and that the hw failure was initated by the burglars themselves.
But assuming that the doorlocks in the house are properly installed I would guess the house is still locked. They will find their way in if they want... In case of fire,
unless generated by the core catching on fire. The core can be configured to give you or the friendly neighboors a warning (as I have understood it)
So in order to get rid of the redundancy holes I listed this to be necessary equipment:
* UPS(the core have to be configured to shut down all unnecessary power(tv,receiver,lamps etc) to save energy until power is back online
* Diesel Generator with starters engine
* Fireproof cabinet for both cores
* Two Cores has to be built
* Two internet connections (one using 3G/Gprs for example and the other using fixed broadband)
* Nas or similar for Hdd redundancy
* Twice the amount of all security sensors/cameras etc
* and the list goes on..
Not to mention all the days/nights/months/years that has to be spent to get everything running...
My point being. I basically knew before starting this thread that for a normal person all of this cannot be achieved and is not really relevant when looking at the whole picture. I just wanted to know if I was the only one having this "concern" and if it would be by easy means possible to achieve(duct tape?). Seems like it is not.
ColinJones, I remember seing something about VMware and LMCE not functioning as it should (it's to complex) when doing my research
Although.. for a Pluto paying customer, this would be a killer "feature"(maybe I should tell them about the idea?)
So with that said, unless someone pays(big money) for this redundancy(utilized in IPSO for example) to be developed in LMCE. I off course agree that it does not feel very important for a normal user as long as they are aware of Why and what the sacrifices actually are.(money talks ones again)
And it's now being written here in this forum for everyone having the same concern with what it will take.