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Re: [Linux-cluster] question about 2 nodes cluster

You don't need a third node or quorum disk... A 2-node cluster is sort of a special case, which is why there is a special config line for a setup with only 2 nodes. I'm running a couple of 2-node clusters right now with no quorum disk. The main issue I've encountered is that they can go split-brain easily, and you get to watch both nodes fence each other off endlessly. Adding clean_start="1" to the fence_daemon line helps prevent this, but a quorum disk would be better if you're absolutely committed to a 2-node setup.

I'm running a test cluster at this moment with 3 nodes and a 1Gb quorum partition that is shared out via iSCSI. I sort of discovered that I needed a quorum disk the hard way after taking 2 nodes down and the suriviving node gave up due to the cluster being inquorate.

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 5:22 AM, ESGLinux <esggrupos gmail com> wrote:
Hi all,

I have one  existential question about two nodes cluster. I have read that for 2 nodes cluster is necessary a third element to give stabilty to the cluster. 

One way is to add a third node, so its not a 2 nodes cluster. For me its not an answer because It becomes another kind of cluster ( 3 nodes cluster)

Other, is to use qdisk (this is the way I´m trying nowadays)

My question is if it´s absollutely necesary this third element in the architecture. and If so which are the options, ?

thanks in advance


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