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Re: [Linux-cluster] RHCS 4.0 HowTo?



On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 14:27 -0400, Eric Kerin wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 13:51 -0400, Lon Hohberger wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-09-18 at 19:40 -0500, David.Sullivan wrote:
> > > *  Insofar as hardware fencing is required with RHCS 4.0, will I be able to
> > > demonstrate failover functionality to management at all?  I'm basically
> > > looking for a means to automagically fail over to a "hot standby" server.
> > 
> > Automagically won't work (and is *dangerous*).  You'll have to use
> > manual fencing.  However, you could probably put together a fencing
> > agent which asked the VMWare server to power off a guest...
> > 
> 
> There's already a fence agent for VMWare guests in CVS HEAD, just
> download the file, and place in your /sbin directory.  Then you should
> be able to use fence_vmware as your agent in
> your /etc/cluster/cluster.conf file.
> 
> http://sources.redhat.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/cluster/fence/agents/vmware/?cvsroot=cluster
> 
> Looks like it requires the VMWare tools on the cluster nodes, but that
> should be no big deal.

This is what I get for not looking first ;)

-- Lon


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