Network connectivity check in Pacemaker
Posted on Mon 27 February 2012 in hints-and-kinks • 1 min read
If you want a Pacemaker cluster to move resources on changes on the network connectivity of an individual node, there are two major steps involved:
- Let Pacemaker monitor connectivity;
- Configure constraints to react on connectivity changes.
Be sure to run at least Pacemaker 1.0.11 or 1.1.6 to include some
important fixes affecting the
ocf:pacemaker:ping resource agent.
Preferably, choose more than one reliable ping targets in your network (like a highly available gateway router, a core switch, or DNS server).
The following crm shell code snippet configures a cloned ping resource
including constraints to run Dummy resources on any node that has
connectivity at all. Please note, that the first constraint forbids to
p_dummy1 if all nodes lose connectivity. The second constraint
p_dummy2 on the node that has the best connectivity:
primitive p_ping ocf:pacemaker:ping \ params host_list="dns.example.com router.example.com" \ multiplier="1000" dampen="60s"\ op monitor interval="10s" clone cl_ping p_ping primitive p_dummy1 ocf:pacemaker:Dummy primitive p_dummy2 ocf:pacemaker:Dummy location l_dummy1_needs_connectivity p_dummy1 \ rule -inf: not_defined pingd or pingd lte 0 location l_dummy2_likes_best_connectivity p_dummy2 \ rule pingd: defined pingd
This article originally appeared on the
hastexo.com website (now defunct).