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Re: [Linux-cluster] Disable fencing in a non-shared storage cluster



On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 08:04:46PM +0200, Jakub Suchy wrote:
> Robert,
> even for HA cluster, you usually need Virtual IP to run your service.
> This IP can have the same problem as GFS - you can't know if failed node
> is really down or it's just a glitch -> you need fencing.
> 
> => you need fencing everytime.

You may want something to terminate the IP, but I wouldn't use the word
"fencing" to describe it, just to avoid confusion.  Fencing is explicitly
defined as disabling access to shared storage devices.

That said, you may be able to use the fencing capabilities to implement what
you need.

Dave


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