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Re: [Linux-cluster] Removing a node from a running cluster



Jim Parsons wrote:
> Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> 
>> Pena, Francisco Javier wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I am finding a strange cman behavior when removing a node from a
>>> running cluster. The starting point is:
>>>
>>> - 3 nodes running RHEL 4 U4, GFS 6.1    (1 vote per node)
>>> - Quorum disk                    (4 votes)
>>>
>>> I stop all cluster services on node 3, then modify the cluster.conf
>>> file to remove the node (and adjust the quorum disk votes to 3), and
>>> then "ccs_tool update" and "cman_tool version -r <new_version>". The
>>> cluster services keep running, however it looks like cman is not
>>> completely in sync with ccsd:
>>>
>>> # ccs_tool lsnode
>>>
>>> Cluster name: TestCluster, config_version: 9
>>>
>>> Nodename                        Votes Nodeid Iface Fencetype
>>> gfsnode1                           1    1          iLO_NODE1
>>> gfsnode2                           1    2          iLO_NODE2
>>>
>>>
>>> # cman_tool nodes
>>>
>>> Node  Votes Exp Sts  Name
>>>   0    4    0   M   /dev/emcpowera1
>>>   1    1    3   M   gfsnode1
>>>   2    1    3   M   gfsnode2
>>>   3    1    3   X   gfsnode3
>>>
>>> # cman_tool status
>>>
>>> Protocol version: 5.0.1
>>> Config version: 9
>>> Cluster name: TestCluster
>>> Cluster ID: 62260
>>> Cluster Member: Yes
>>> Membership state: Cluster-Member
>>> Nodes: 2
>>> Expected_votes: 3
>>> Total_votes: 6
>>> Quorum: 4
>>> Active subsystems: 9
>>> Node name: gfsnode1
>>> Node ID: 1
>>> Node addresses: A.B.C.D
>>>
>>> CMAN still thinks the third node is part of the cluster, but has just
>>> stopped working. In addition to that, it is not updating the number
>>> of votes for the quorum disk. If I completely restart the cluster
>>> services on all nodes, I get the right information:
>>>
>>> - Correct votes for the quorum disk
>>> - Third node dissappears
>>> - The Expected_votes value is now 2
>>>
>>
>> I can't comment on the behaviour of the quorum disk, but cman is
>> behaving as expected. A node is NEVER removed from the internal
>> lists of cman while any node of the cluster is till active. It is
>> completely harmless in that state, the node simply remains
>> permanently dead and expected votes is adjusted accordingly.
>>
>>
> Patrick - isn't it also necessary to set a cman attribute for
> two-node='1' in the conf file? In order for cman to see this attribute,
> the entire cluster would need to be restarted.
> 

No, not if they're using a quorum disk.

That flag is only needed for a two-node cluster where the quorum is set to one and the surviving node is determined by a fencing race.

-- 

patrick


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