A Design and Implementation of Cluster Heartbeat Network for Efficient Fault Detection


  • Ahmad Shukri Mohd Noor School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Emma Ahmad Sirajudin School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia


Hearbeat Network, Fault Detection, High Availability, Concurrency,


To achieve fault tolerance in a server cluster, fault detection capability is a primary prerequisite. Efficient fault detection is prompt, correct and complete. This paper revisited the technique called Reactive Failure Detection (RFD) that dynamically predicts a heartbeat delay from a cluster node. We also identified the requirements to deploy RFD in actual servers. A new cluster heartbeat network with concurrency is proposed to use push and pull interaction during live monitoring and determining node’s status. The prototype of the new model is tested on a platform running multiple independent web applications and analyzed for its implementation and design correctness.


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How to Cite

Mohd Noor, A. S., & Ahmad Sirajudin, E. (2016). A Design and Implementation of Cluster Heartbeat Network for Efficient Fault Detection. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 8(4), 101–105. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/1181