CExpert (Connection Expert) is a simple library that allow high-availability projects to check their mysql base's health. It consists of two parts a daemon and a client library. The CExpert daemon is a light process that periodically checks MySQL's health and reports it to all clients interested. Communication between processes is implemented using POSIX shared memory, so reading health status is simply a matter of checking one memory byte.
kipmp is an IPMP-like daemon that will flip a server's IP address between a primary and backup network interface based on the result of active probes against a (hopefully redundant) target like a default gateway. It is useful when one server is connected to multiple switches in the same network and higher availability is desired.