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1 February 2010 Hearbeat 3.0.2 released see the Release Notes

18 January 2009 Pacemaker 1.0.7 released see the Release Notes

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The DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (German Air navigation Services) is a government-owned company responsible for all air traffic control in Germany. With headquarters in Langen, near Frankfurt, DFS employs 5,200 staff, runs operations at four control centres and 19 international and regional airports across the country..

This entry courtesy of Alexander Schanz, Head of Linux Competence and Service Centre

Because system availability is vital to the safe handling of air traffic, DFS has implemented a fail-over solution by running Heartbeat on a pair of clustered servers at all international airports in Germany. The solution consists of two servers equipped with HW-Raid, DRBD and Heartbeat 2.x as cluster software. The application on these servers delivers important weather, runway and airport information to the air traffic controllers at 19 international Airports in Germany.

We have ported the application from a proprietary UNIX/Cluster Solution to Linux and Heartbeat and saved a considerable amount of money while maintaining the same level of reliability and gaining flexibility by using the Heartbeat/DRBD combination.