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Re: [Linux-cluster] [Linux-HA] resource agents 3.9.1 final release

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Fabio M. Di Nitto <fdinitto redhat com> wrote:
> Lon, what's your opinion on this one?

Some other considerations of mine.
This of the current "abort" default option (as in RH EL 5 cluster
suite base) is indeed a difficulty, in case of planned maintenance, so
that a change inside the agent giving choice and flexibility would be
a great thing.
I was thinking about  making myself some change and then propose but
had not the time unfortunately.

Just to note, nowadays if we have a planned operation for the Oracle
DB we go through this workflow:

- DB service is DBSRV
- clusvcadm -Z DBSRV
- Operations on DB, such as shutdown immediate, patching, ecc..
- startup of DB
- clusvcadm -U DBSRV

If the planned operation involves patching of the OS and eventually
cluster suite too, after testing on test cluster, we make sometyhing
like this (from memory supposing a monoservice cluster):

- detach from cluster and update standby node (eventually update both
os and Oracle binaries as we manage their planned maintenance
- DB service is DBSRV
- clusvcadm -Z DBSRV on primary node
- shutdown immediate of db
- clusvcadm -U DBSRV ; clusvcadm -d DBSRV   (*)
- shutdown of primary node
- startup of the updated node with the service DBSRV modified so that
Oracle part is not inside (so only vip, lvm, fs parts are enabled)
- verify that oracle startup with new OS and Oracle binaries is ok on the node
- shutdown immediate of db
- change cluster.conf to insert Oracle too inside DBSRV definition and
have it started/monitored from rgmanager
- update the ex-primary node too and start it to join the cluster

(*) this is risky: it would be better to be able to disable a frozen
service, eventually after asking confirmation for that....

An idea could be to have inside the clusvcadm command something like
"soft stop" option:

-ss <service>

And if inside the service there is oracledb.sh it parses this and
change its "abort" flag in "immediate"
This "soft stop" could be managed by other resources too...


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